President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with former Governor of Osun State, Chief Bisi Akande, on the occasion of his 82nd birthday.
Lawan extolled the virtues of Chief Akande who he described as a man of “integrity” who has made remarkable impact in Nigeria’s democratic process as witnessed in his role in the formation of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
In a message of felicitation issued by the Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi, Lawan stated that the indelible mark Chief Akande left as the former governor of Osun State would stand the test of time.
The statement read:
“In his roles as a state governor and party leader, Chief Akande made indelible contributions to governance and political development in Nigeria.
“His achievements as the first governor of Osun in this democratic dispensation and as the leader of the APC in its formative stage shall always remain remarkable and have cemented his position among leaders of consequence in Nigeria.
“Chief Akande’s integrity, consistency, focus, level-headedness, firmness as a leader and principle-based politics make him an elder statesman to be emulated, especially by those who take or aspire to public offices.”