Tinubu Celebrates Long-time Political Ally, Bisi Akande, At 85

With a heart full of joy and gratitude to God, President Bola Tinubu has celebrated his long-time confidant, Chief Bisi Akande, as he marks his 85th birthday anniversary on January 16, 2024.

Chief Akande was the governor of Osun State from 1999 to 2003 and the first interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

President Tinubu, in a statement by his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, on Monday, extolled Baba Akande’s defining principles of integrity, loyalty, truth, and justice, recalling his exemplary leadership odyssey and selfless service to Nigeria.

“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 said.

President Tinubu wished Baba many more years in good health and strength and thanks him for his unfailing support and sacrifice over the years and now.