- Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential standard-bearer for the ruling All Progressives Congress, praised chief Bisi Akande, who recently turned 84.
- The former Lagos state governor described the political giant as a man to be emulated by youngsters entering politics.
- He stated that Akande’s illustrious political career remains untamed and solidified for years to come.
The presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has presented flowers to chief Bisi Akande to celebrate his 84th birthday.
According to a statement made available to legit.ng On Sunday, January 15, Tinubu described the former APC interim president as a man who has lived an exemplary life with courage and extraordinary leadership.
Tinubu recognized Akande’s contribution to Nigeria’s democracy and also praised him for his role in maintaining it.
“I rejoice with Chief Bisi Akande as he celebrates his 84th birthday. Baba Awon Omo ke ke, as he is affectionately called, is a role model, mentor and an extraordinary man of courage who has served the people with dignity and exceptional honor.
“His life continues to inspire us, his youth and associates, as a shining example to emulate.”
The former governor and senator of Lagos State further praised the legendary politician from the south-west and recognized his revolutionary feat in the civil service.
“Baba Akande has been at the forefront of progressive politics and good governance, ideals for which he has not compromised even with the attendant inconveniences and challenges, including detention and other risks to his life.”
Chief Akande has an illustrious career as a civil servant and politician, having served as a member of the constituted assembly that drafted the provisions of the 1979 constitution.
Akande became government secretary of the former Oyo State and later rose to lieutenant governor of Osun State and later became governor.