Nigeria’s ruling party has congratulated its new BOT chairman.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has congratulated the newly elected chairman of its Board of Trustees, BOT, Tony Anenih. The party described his election as a bold step towards ensuring peace and harmony within the ranks of the PDP.
In a congratulatory message signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, the PDP expressed confidence that Mr. Anenih’s antecedents as a mobilizer and consensus builder over the years will contribute to the long term stability of the Party.
According to Mr. Metuh, “Chief Anenih’s tireless participation and critical role in the formation of the PDP places him in good stead to provide wise counsel and direct the influential Board of Trustees to follow the noble ideals of the founders of the Party. His wealth of experience and acclaimed reputation as a democrat and consensus builder are asset that the party needs at this critical point in our democratic evolution”.
Anenih’s emergence, a disappointment to opposition
The PDP said that Mr. Anenih’s unanimous election by all members of the Board of Trustees has disappointed opposition elements and doomsday prophets who expected the process to result in rancour and acrimony saying “this is yet another signal that the PDP is ever united and ready to overcome all perceived obstacles in our drive to provide focused leadership and service to the people of Nigeria”.
Mr. Metuh called on all party members across board to give maximum cooperation to the new chairman of the BOT who has himself pledged to broaden the spread of the umbrella to accommodate all members.
Mr. Anenih, a former Works Minister under former President Olusegun Obasanjo, is currently the Chairman of the Board of the Nigeria Ports Authority.