By Chibuike Nwabuko
The Special Adviser (Media) to President of the Senate, Ola Awoniyi who disclosed this in a statement noted that Lawan said that 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,” Lawan said.
The Senate President prays for more years of good health for the former governor so that he can continue to contribute to the development of his beloved Nigeria.