The ex-chairman of the board of trustees of the People's Democratic party (PDP) has died.

Anenih reportedly died at Cedarcrest Hospital, Abuja, and was aged 85 years.

His death has been confirmed by multiple sources including his son who says the family will release a statement later.

Late Tony Anenih

Meanwhile, the Edo State Government has commiserated with the Anenih family over the death of its patriarch.

Governor Godwin Obaseki, in a statement on Sunday evening said that the entire state was saddened by the loss.

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Obaseki described the late politician as a leader who made immense contributions to the development of the state and the country.

He also said that the guidance of the deceased elder statesman would be missed, especially as the country prepares for the 2019 general elections.

Anenih was a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party and was appointed works minister by then President Olusegun Obasanjo.