20th December, 2010
By Kazeem Ugbodaga
Elder statesman, Pa Anthony Enahoro will be buried in the second week of next year, says one of his associates, Alfred Ilenre.
Ilenre told P.M.NEWS yesterday that the committee for the burial met on Saturday and agreed that the late nationalist, who died last Wednesday, would not be buried this year.
He said the committee decided to shift the burial date to the second week in January because of the traditional festival in Benin, Edo State, South West Nigeria.
According to him, the burial committee would meet tomorrow to finalise the day to choose for the burial in the second week of January.
Also, Mr. Wale Okunniyi, National Publicity Secretary, Pro-National Conference Organisation, PRONACO and an associate of Enahoro disclosed that the Federal Government and six governors have signified interest to participate in the burial of Enahoro.
He said all the Southwest governors, with the exception of Oyo State Governor, Adebayo Alao-Akala, had signified interest in the burial of the late statesman.
â€œFive Southwest governors, such as Babatunde Fashola, Gbenga Daniel, Rauf Aregbesola, Olusegun Mimiko and Kayode Fayemi have shown interest to be part of the burial plan except Alao Akala,â€ he said.
Okunniyi added that it was certain Enahoro would be buried in Uromi, his home town.