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Buhari, others congratulate Akande at 78


Bisi Akande

Bisi Akande

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated elder statesman and founding Interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Abdukareem Adebisi Bamidele Akande, as he turned 78 years yesterday.

Buhari in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, extolled the passionate and relentless efforts of the statesman in ensuring the entrenchment of democracy in Nigeria and the sustenance of the rule of law.

He prayed that the Almighty God would grant C Akande longer life, more strength and wisdom to continue serving the country he loves and humanity.


Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun has congratulated Akande on his 78th birthday.

Amosun, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Adejuwon Soyinka recognised the efforts and leadership of Akande in the formative years of the APC.”

The governor prayed that God continues to bless Akande with good health and long life “so that he can further contribute to the socio-economic and political development of Nigeria.”

Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has described Akande as an exemplary leader whose courage in public service has helped Nigeria in so many dimensions.

In a statement by the Director, Bureau of Communications and Strategy, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, on the heels of the 78th birthday of the APC leader, Aregbesola said that Nigeria’s political history would be incomplete without adequate chronicling of the eminent roles played by the former Governor of Osun.

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