A former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, has sent a condolence message to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) former Board of Trustees chairman, Tony Anenih, who lost his wife last weekend.
Patricia Anenih passed on after a brief illness at 74.
In a statement released on Monday, Oshiomhole expressed shock at the news of her death.
“When death comes, it leaves us speechless, mournful and sorrowful, making us to do a quick review of life and its ephemerality. It leaves on its trail anguish and a deep sense of painful nostalgia, with blurred memories. It hurts and discomforts. It disorients our sensibilities and famishes our thoughts. No matter how old, when death comes, it conveys very painful memories,” he said.
“The death of your wife of many years, Patricia Anenih; aged 74, leaves a bitter taste in our mouth. I know how it feels having travelled this road before when I lost my wife and a true companion of many years to the cold hands of death. It’s a feeling that comes with disheartening nuances and discomforting scenarios. Often times, we are consoled by the achievements of the dead and the exemplary life they lived during their time here on mother earth.”
The incumbent Governor of the state, Godwin Obaseki, said: “As an elder statesman and recognized political leader from Edo state, it behoves us to rally around Chief Tony and surround him with our love at this trying moment – regardless of our political affiliations and persuasions.
“I urge Chief Anenih to look unto God for guidance and strength to cope in such a difficult time.”
Picture of Dame Patricia Anenih with Chief Tony Anenih and ex-president Jonathan Goodluck at his 80th birthday