The Minister of Youth and sports Development Mr Sunday Dare has described the former Interim Chairman of All the Progressive  Congress and    ex Governor  of Osun State Chief Bisi Akande  as a pace setter, peacemaker and selfless  leader.

Chief Bisi Akande

The  Minister’s accolades  is coming on the occasion  of the 82nd birthday  of the Octogenarian which takes place today January  16th.

According  to a statement  by the  Minister’s Media Office” I join millions of Nigerians  family,  friends and Political  Associates  in celebrating a true  statesman and astute  politician  Chief Bisi Akande on the occasion  of his 82nd birthday.  
Chief Akande is not just a politician,  but a pace setter, peacemaker and  organiser  of men  and resources. He is humility personified and  someone who  put service to others ahead of  self. 
”Your role in midwiving  democracy  in our country  is quite laudable. As you mark another birthday,  I pray that you  will  live to enjoy  the fruits  of your labour in good health and sound mind. Happy birthday  sir” the statement  concluded.

Chief  Akande was born on 16th January  1939 at Illa Orangun, Osun State.He was Governor  of  Osun State from 1999- 2003 under the Alliance  for Democracy before leading the party to a merger that led to the formation  of  the All Progressives Congress.