Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Tuesday declared a three-day mourning period in honour of late elder statesman, Chief Tony Anenih.
Mr Obaseki made the announcement after his visit to the family home of the late political icon in Abuja.
According to the governor, the mourning period is effective from October 31 till November 2.
A former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustees, Mr Anenih, died at a Private hospital in Abuja on Sunday at the age of 85.
The governor, who had expressed deep sadness over the passing of the former Minister of Works and Housing and the Iyasele of Esan land, said the mourning period was a mark of honour for Anenih.
Mr Obaseki also expressed the state government’s resolve to give the late consummate statesman, a political icon with an outstanding career, who believed in a prosperous Edo, a state burial, during which flags would be flown at half-mast in the state.
The governor was received by the late politician’s eldest son, Tony Anenih Jnr, in the company of the former Vice President, Namadi Sambo, and other members of the family and friends.