Former Chairman, Board of Trustees of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Tony Anenih, yesterday, relived his recent brush with death and recalled how six overseas doctors told him that his illness was incurable .
Speaking at the 52nd birthday celebration of former member of House of Representatives, Hon. Nduli Elumelu in Abuja, Anenih said God upturned the verdict of the doctors.
The former PDP BoT Chairman, who poured encomiums on former governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu for his exemplary lifestyle and courageous fight for the betterment of Nigeria, praised God for keeping his life.
He explained that if he had accepted the report of the medical doctors, by now, he would have been in the other world.
Anenih urged Nigerians to emulate Kalu, especially his penchant to criticise constructively.
He said: “Life belongs to God and it is only God that has the power to take another man’s life. What happened to me in the hospital is enough proof. Imagine being declared impossible to live by six different medical doctors and surviving such reports. The truth is that no one has the power to take another man’s life unless God wills it. It is my pleasure to witness this life celebration because it’s a worthy celebration.
“It has been a long time I attended a public event and I had my personal reasons for taking that decision. But I am happy to be here as it has given me the opportunity to see people I have not seen for a very long time.
“While I was away, I use to read people like Kalu who I am very happy to see here on the news. He has been consistent in his contribution to the development of this country. The public lectures I have heard him deliver in different institutions are very encouraging, especially with the messages he is spreading . His criticisms and support to the government has been constructive and it is worth emulating. There is absolute hope in Kalu. “
The former minister also expressed his concern for the peaceful co-existence of the Nigerians and urged the government not to sacrifice anything for peace and security of live of the citizens.