President Muhammadu Buhari has sent warm felicitations to the first Interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Abdukareem Adebisi Akande, on his 81st birthday.
The President in a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, joined all members of the governing party, government and people of Osun State, family and associates of the elder statesmen in celebrating the “virtues of selflessness and sacrifice he consistently projects.”
“President Buhari congratulates the former Governor of Osun State for upholding the philosophy of the great nationalist, former premier of Western region and leader of Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), Chief Obafemi Awolowo, in advocating free education, health care and entrepreneurship, and following up with counselling of leaders on same path.
“The President believes Chief Akande’s rich experience in public service and politics will go a long way in moving the nation forward through wise counsels, and setting a good precedence in leadership,” the statement read in part.
Wishing him longer years, good health and more strength to keep serving the nation, Buhari prayed for better days ahead for the party stalwart.