Tony Anenih, Member of PDP'S Board Of Trustees, Fingered In Assassination Of Edo Governor's Aide

Tony Anenih
By SaharaReporters, New York

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State today obliquely referred to Tony Anenih a member of PDP'S board of trustees as the mastermind of in the assassination of his private secretary.

In a tearful speech earlier today, the governor said, “ a certain old man, in his 80s, a godfather, in Edo state is the mastermind of the assassination of Olaitan Oyerinde

Even though stopped short of mentioning Chief Anenih’s name, sources within the Edo State government are accusing Tony Anenih of being behind the horrific act.

Olaitan Oyerinde, the Principal Private Secretary to Governor Adams Oshiomole of Edo State, was assassinated at his home in the early hours of Friday, May 4.

“Chief Anenih has a nest of killers at his disposal, and we believe he was behind this cowardly act,” said a senior aide of Mr. Oshiomole.

According to this aide as well as other officials of Edo State, Mr. Anenih had sworn to wrest the reins of power in Edo State from Governor Oshiomole and the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) "by all means necessary."

Mr. Anenih has a reputation as an expert in the use of violence to achieve political aims, especially in stealing elections. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo had articulated the approach as a "do-or-die affair".

A source in the Edo State capital of Benin City told SaharaReporters that members of Oshiomole‘s cabinet as well as ACN leaders in the state are discussing the allegations against Mr. Anenih and the PDP as well as an appropriate response to the PDP's plan to cause mayhem in the state as part of a strategy to manipulate the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state.

“Believe me, we know that Chief Anenih is the chief architect of this homicidal quest by the PDP to seize power in Edo State.”

Another source told SaharaReporters that the allegations are strengthened by a recent encounter between Louis Odion, the Edo State Commissioner for Information, and Mr. Anenih, one of the principal leaders of the PDP, a party that Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka once called a "nest of killers." Mr. Odion has told friends and associates that when he recently ran into Mr. Anenih at the palace of the Oba of Benin, the PDP chieftain threatened to "deal with him soon." A few days after the alleged encounter, Mr. Odion, a former newspaper columnist, barely and providentially escaped an assassination attempt—because he was invited to the home of his colleague after a late night meeting.

Several sources told SaharaReporters that assassins visited Mr. Odion’s home around the same time that the assassins who killed Oyerinde struck. “The killers couldn't find Odion because he had stayed the night in the house of a colleague,” said a source. The source added, “The Commissioner for Information owes his life to his decision not to go home that night.” Our sources disclosed that Mr. Odion suspects that the assassination attempt was directly linked to the threat issued by Mr. Anenih.

Shortly after Mr. Odion revealed the assassination attempt, there was an attack on the governor’s convoy. “That attack was premeditated,” said on source. Three journalists in the convoy lost their lives in the attack, which the governor told the media was an assassination attempt.

Even though elements within the PDP wanted the world to believe that what happened to Oshiomole's convoy was an accident, the assassination of Mr. Oyerinde, the governor’s chief strategist, is seen as the validation of "the elaborate plan by the PDP to eliminate as many people as they can around the governor, if not the governor himself. The whole plan is to be able to create fear and muddle the waters before the coming elections, which they know they cannot win", said a source close to the governor.

A prominent politician in Edo State told our correspondent, "What we are witnessing in Edo State is the continued impunity of this cabal of killers which has remained unchecked since the time they assassinated Chief Bola Ige, Chief Harry Marshall and Chief Dokibo.” The politician said the cabal had also assassinated many others and got away with it. “They know that they have the protection of their party in power with its control of all the security agencies. You have a cabal of killers that could kill the Attorney General of the Federation and get off free and even get one of those accused to become the chairman of a major committee in the Senate. Such people will not wince in killing an aide of a governor. They know that yet another assassination will be followed by condemnations and pledges by the police to find the killers and that that will be the end of the story. What happened when they killed Dipo Dina in Ogun State? What happened when they killed Ayo Daramola in Ekiti State?"

The politician, who emphasized that the "callousness of the PDP’s cabal of killers has to be advertised to the civilized world," added that "only recently the notorious Iyiola Omisore, who was alleged to have been implicated in the assassination of Bola Ige and was freed by the courts in a very scandalous trial process, openly threatened to illegally stop the convoy of the Governor of Osun State and waylay the governor. He was not even invited by the police for questioning. This is the legacy of Obasanjo's ‘do-or-die affair’ that the likes of Anenih helped to institute.”

The politician disclosed that people like Mr. Anenih and the top echelon of the PDP pose a grave threat to Nigeria’s shaky democracy. “Perhaps the only option left to the people is mass uprising against the reign of impunity of the PDP and its leaders. Nigerians should not stand around and wait for the next victim."

In its reaction to the murder of Mr. Oyerinde, the Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC) stated: "The way the politics of Edo State is going is reminiscent of the First Republic politics in the old Western Region which led to tragic consequences for the entire country."

On his part, Professor Wole Soyinka deplored the killing of Mr. Oyerinde, vowing, “the agents of darkness and retrogression will not triumph.”

In a text message on the issue, Mr. Soyinka said, “The hand of the assassin is clear as day. It reaches all the way back to the killing of Bola Ige. Please convey my deepest condolences to his (Oyerinde’s) widow, children and colleagues.”  

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killings in edo state

I am in full support of your idea`s,leave those bunch of fools that are accussing Annieh without any proof.Edo, should be happy for havig leaders like Oshiomole and Annieh that are in the front line of national politics. I am not in support of killing through the name of political movement but they should always weigh issues before coming to conclusion.

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This is not DELTA state...

This is not delta state were pdp will keep rigging election and the governor will publicly declared that nobody voted him to power yet the cowardly elites give him plastic smiles...ACN make sure you protect your votes and shame the old tortoise.

Adams a nonsense man in edo state.

Adams has used d state purse 4 bazzar,has 2 live 4 now or face query 4 mispropriation of public fund

PLEASE I NEED SOME PROOF ABOUT THE TRAILA DRIVER

Well, as it is normally said... Wonders shall never end. Please let somebody tell me about the traila driver and his motor boy, because i can't imagine this issue been covered by some negletude statement. The issue about the comrade Governor convoy inccident is really controvertial as i have not heard or seen any proof about the trailar driver even in the Media or Television stations as it used to be when cases like this occurs. The comrade Governor which i knew will proudly broadcast the driver of the traila before the masses in the Media or rather television station.

PLEASE CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT IS GOING ON ?

God go gudge

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You are one of the killers

You this bastard called Tunde Mohammed must be one of the masterminder of the killings, How come you talk carelessly like this. You are inhuman and God will not give you that grace anymore in our land. Stupid Man

Tony Anenih !

tony anenih,
you, your children and children's children will never go unpunished for all the evil you have committed in Nigeria and Edo State.
your children are so stupid and foolish enough so much that they have refused to call you to order. they do not know that you have lived your life and your sins shll be visited on them and their children. what level of ignorance. hell is your abode and your corpse will rot away in Jesus name. Idiot.
ACN and Adams Oshiomhole will triumph in the next Edo State Governorship Election in Jesus name. just watch it. darkness can never survive where there is light.
usless pdp and stupid tony anenih. devil baptize you.

you are a layer

killing is only method PDP are now using to ring election, the first tested it at kogi and Adamawa now edo state, nigeria should lean how to stop this radicals called PDP.

you are just one of the few

you are just one of the few sensible ones that are here.everyone just want to follow paper arguement and positions blindly.

we want nothing but the truth and the killers

The Edo State PDP chairman called on the police to investigate the information that the driver and owner of the truck involved in the accident with the governor’s convoy were card-carrying members of the ACN, and that the lorry even had Oshiomhole and ACN sticker on it. Orbih said a responsible government would call for detailed investigation and wait for the outcome but that this was not the issue in the present cases, accusing Governor Oshiomhole of influencing police investigation by accusing Chief Tony Anenih and leadership of the PDP in the state. He recalled that when a former chairman of the PDP in the state, Chief Samson Ekhabafe, his son, driver and police orderly died in an auto crash, the party did not accuse anybody, as it took it purely as an accident.

This is not about PDP we just want the truth-killers exposed

The Edo State PDP chairman called on the police to investigate the information that the driver and owner of the truck involved in the accident with the governor’s convoy were card-carrying members of the ACN, and that the lorry even had Oshiomhole and ACN sticker on it. Orbih said a responsible government would call for detailed investigation and wait for the outcome but that this was not the issue in the present cases, accusing Governor Oshiomhole of influencing police investigation by accusing Chief Tony Anenih and leadership of the PDP in the state. He recalled that when a former chairman of the PDP in the state, Chief Samson Ekhabafe, his son, driver and police orderly died in an auto crash, the party did not accuse anybody, as it took it purely as an accident.

PDP WILL NEVER WIN EDO STATE.

The man Aninih is Evil. He sold out SDP and Abiola. He stole our 300 Billion Naiira meant for roads. He is MR. FIX BUT GOD WILL ONE DAY FIX HIM.. He is a thief. He has killed many in Akwa Ibom State using his cult boy Akpabio. He has cleaned out the resources ( money ) of Akwa Ibom State using SETRACO. He will never be able to rig in Edo our own state. Our state is not Akwa Ibom. His time is over in Edo. What did we have to show in the 8 years or PDP rule in Edo? The answer is, e
Aninih, the bood of all the people that he has killed in the past two week in his Do-or-die politics will find you and your family members/children and children children out minus Josephine who is a good person.

Have you heard that your friend Godswill Akpabio said in Asaba that your PDP Fed Govt led by Pres Jona performed only at 10%???? SHAMELESS OLD MAN!!!!

What Nonsense

What is this nonsense about Buhari that you are spouting. Buhari not only jailed southern government officials that were judged to be corrupt, but also jailed most of the nothern governors of that time, and none of them ever claimed that they were jailed on false pretenses as the evidence was there for all to see. So stop talking nonsense when you cannot bring any evidence against the man. I know you are trying to bring tribal sentiments into this issue by trying to rope Buhari's name into your argument, but this type of reasoning no longer will wash with reasonably minded Nigerians. I think you need to go back and do your homework!

@Naija -man

Was it not Ribadu the presidential candidate of ACN who hired the son of ZAKARI BIU as an operative of EFCC? Hope you are not telling us that ribadu who was a police officer in Ikeja did not know that Biu was a muderer before he started associating himself with him and his son. Aware Abacha, whom Buhari served with all his heart and went on to describe as a person who was not corrupt still deserves another go at the very presidency which he messed up by closing all the factories in the south. Buhari who sent governors from the south west to 200yrs in jail can only fool you not me? U claim like Adams did that it was Aneni who killed the young man who has nothing to do Edo state. He was killed by Adams to cover up the house he is erecting-

Old Dirty Bastard.

Old Dirty Bastard.

PDP, A Nest of Killers!!!

PDP is a nest of killers!!! If we are to follow how PDP leaders have been threatening fire & brimstones to make South-West ungovernable; one should be wise enough to know that all the acts of killings & maimings are perpetrated by PDP. PDP has history of killing opponents! Whenever PDP wants to rig elections, they always take away those that can make their operations difficult through assasinations. We have not forgotten how PDP killed Chief Bola Ige in December 2002 because OBJ, Omisore & co wanted to capture South-West states.

The pattern of PDP is & has always been by killing opponents becaue they have nothing good to offer the people. Any politiccal party that has good programmes & plan for people would go to elections & seek for peoples' votes & allow the people to accept or reject them through the ballots but PDP know that they are not trusted by the people, hence their killings. Anenih is quarter to the grave.

Leaders should not cry

Gov. Adams should stop crying foul and investigate the murder of his aids properly, whoever is find wanting should face the law. We all know that PDP is an axis of evil and buffer zone for murderers and corrupt public officials. If a sitting governor cannot be brave enough to challenge the brutal assassination of his aide under PDP govt. then, it's time to evaluate our democracy

WICKED OLD MAN, KILLED MANY ON ROAD

This wicked old leader of pdp killed so many Nigerians on Nigerian roads. Remember while as a works minister stole 300 billion naira meant for the repairs and reconstruction Nigerian roads, leaving the roads in pathetic condition. This caused the death of many people. He is the most wicked old man I have ever seen.

Half Educated and un-analytical Nigerians comments

This is the fundamental issues of a poor country, Enemy don't killed like that and Oshiomole should check within his fold who is doing this. that how good investigation work. Just read about thousands comment seems the school system is zero in Nigeria. Educated people that are no longer analytical. everybody calling Anenih as the killer not knowing fully well somebody unhappy within ACN or Oshiomole cycle that is doing the killing for his own gain.
poor country and poor mind.
If this happens in UK or US a thorough forensic investigation would have unraveled who is behind this and a logical end would have be guarantee and killer sent to Jail!

Patiently waiting.

Patiently, I await the time when people shall result to self help instead of waiting to be eliminated by sole called godfathers.
Like in the game of chess, he who captures the king wins the game. It does not matter the number of pawns you take out, the king is key.
And it is do-able.

OLD PEOPLE SHOULD RESPECT THEMSELVES

Nigerian politicians are very desperate! What happened to the saying that "somebody is not guilty until found guilty"? If you don't respect your elders then you stand the chance of not been respected if you get old!! Surely, not all Old men in this country are bad. Remember the story of a young man who became a King in a village and ordered the village youths to kill their fathers! One of them decided to hide the father in the forest. When the village hard problems and were looking for solution, it was this young man that proffered solution through the help of the father that he kept in the forest!!!!!!! If Anneni or anybody is found guilty, let the law take its course. But to start speculating and casting aspersion on him because he is old when he has not been found guilty makes me feel bad. Respect elders for one day you will hopefully be an elder!!!!!!!!!!!! For the old, please respect yourselves.

PDP, ACN, CPC, ANPP and all the rest of them idoits of politics

God will punish all of you useless idiots, with nothing to offer even to their own families, killers, looters of children food and old people bread, people who are cursed from their mothers womb, may ever evil visiting Nigeria visit all your family members who share and enjoy in the suffering of the Nigerian people.

NIGERIA NATION IN DEAR OF HELP

Nigeria nation in dear of help. Sure God will.

THIS ALLEGATION COULD BE LIABLE IF THERE IS NO PROOF?

NIGERIANS SOMETIMES HAVE THE HABIT OF MAKING ALLEGATIONS WITHOUT PROOF. I KNOW THAT THE EXECUTION STYLE /MUDER OF THIS GUY IS UNJUST, BUT DONT WEAR YOUR EMOTION ON YOUR SLEEVES. THINK BEFORE YOU TALK. IT COULD BE FINANCIALLY DEVASTATING IF YOU GET SUED FOR CHARACTER ASSASISNATION PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU DONT HAVE A DIRECT LINK OR PROOF . JUST SAYING...

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serial killer

This old thrash man lets get red of him before he strike again.I had been follwing his comments and threats to plitical aspirants, he thinks he is untouchable.A mentor who suppose to show good examples to the young politicans.perhaps, he forgot that everything which have beginning, have also a expiring date.He is not going to get away with this because " when one man cook for the ground, the ground can handle it but when ground cook for one man, he can not handle it "

Heineous crime

I suggestively say, we should massively stage a protest rallies against these unscupulous power mongers (may the wrath of Allah SWT bestow on them and their cohorts, AMIN ).We shouldn't fold our arms and kept mute, as nobody knows their next line in target. Enough is enough!!!

Unstopable(?)

And the party continues to win! Please who and or what will help us stop PPPPP DDDDD PPPPP?

na today great grandpa

na today great grandpa annenih start his killing? no news abeg

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