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.
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.