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Buhari Greets Bisi Akande At 82

...Says Ex-APC Chairman is a Strong Pillar of Democracy

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Chief Bisi Akande, a former Governor of Osun State and the pioneer Chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, as he marks his 82nd birthday.

A statement issued by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publ;icity, Mmallam Garba Shehu quoted Buhari as describing Akande as “one of the biggest and strongest pillars of democracy in the country.”

In the message, the President sent “best wishes” to the former Governor of Osun State, remarking that Chief Akande “is committed to service of the country and welfare of all citizens.”

According to President Buhari, “The party he helped to form and lead as the pioneer chairman has benefited tremendously, and continues to benefit from his astute leadership, wisdom and strong democratic convictions.”

He prayed for Chief Akande’s “good health and longer life so that the elder statesman will continue to be useful to his fatherland and humanity.”



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