President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has felicitated his long-time friend, Chief Bisi Akande, as he clocks 85.
Ajuri Ngelale, Tinubu’s special adviser on media and publicity, in a statement, recalled the defining role Chief Akande played in the founding of the APC, lauding his consistency in the progressive path.
“With a heart full of joy and gratitude to God, President Bola Tinubu celebrates his long-time confidant, Chief Bisi Akande, as he marks his 85th birthday on January 16, 2024.
“Chief Akande, CFR, was the governor of Osun State from 1999 to 2003 and the first interim national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“President Tinubu extols Baba’s defining principles of integrity, loyalty, truth, and justice, recalling his exemplary leadership odyssey and selfless service to Nigeria,” he said.
In the statement, President Tinubu said: “Baba was a principal actor in the founding of our great party, the All Progressives Congress. He has always been a progressive, always noble and disciplined in thoughts and actions, as well as given to rational and enlightened ideals.
“He is a cherished friend and confidant, ever so generous with his wise counsel. I celebrate him.”
The President wished Chief Akande many more years in good health and strength while appreciating him for his unfailing support and sacrifice over the years and now.