Chief Tony Anenih, a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has declared he is no longer interested in partisan politics.
The man popularly addressed as 'Mr Fix It', made the announcement on Saturday, November 26, during the launch of his book themed 'My Life and Nigeria Politics' in Abuja, Nigeria's federal capital territory.
"I am persuaded that I have no more ambition nor any point to prove in politics. I am, therefore, glad to declare that, from today, I shall be withdrawing from active partisan politics. I shall, however, continue to avail the country of my experience, give suggestions and offer advice, as a statesman," he stated.
While drumming support for President Muhammadu Buhari from Nigerians regardless of their party loyalties, the former minister said: "I must not end this statement of gratitude without acknowledging the fact that our country is going through difficult times. It is a national predicament which we must confront in unity, irrespective of our partisan commitments, whether PDP, APC, AD or Labour.
"I, therefore, want to urge all Nigerians to persevere and hope for a better tomorrow. We must support and pray that God will give President Muhammadu Buhari the wisdom and vision to steer this country away from recession to prosperity."
The 83-year-old man, was the national chairman of the then Social Democratic Party (SDP), which was the party of Late Chief M.K.O Abiola who emerged winner of the electoral contest.
Abiola was denied his mandate by the then military government headed by General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd) and later died in detention after he was thrown in jail by military dictator, Late General Sani Abacha.