Member of the House of Representatives representing Ibadan North Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Prince Olaide Akinremi popularly known as Jagaban has written to celebrate a foremost progressive leader and former Governor of Osun State, H.E Chief Bisi Akande on this year’s occasion of his birthday which marks his 85th year on earth today, Tuesday 16th January 2024.
In a statement he personally signed and made available to members of the press, Hon. Olaide Akinremi stated;
“I’m pleased to communicate my birthday felicitations to a foremost progressive leader and a highly respected elder statesman, Chief Bisi Akande as you celebrate your 85th birthday today. Your entire life has been an exemplary and impactful one, and I join your family, friends, political associaties and teeming supporters across the country to celebrate you on this happy day.
For many of us in the progressive fold and beyond, you are a father figure, a role model and mentor. You remain a vital rallying point for all progressives as your excellence continues to endear us all towards you. You have played critical developmental roles all your life, at the local, state and national levels, and your progressive imprints remains visible for all to see.
As Governor of Osun State, you gave your best in service to the people and till today, you are still been referenced for the many good works you laid foundation of in Osun state. Also, on the political front, you are the pioneer interim chairman of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), and you continue to play important roles for the party from inception till date, midwifing many reconciliatory agendas and greatly assisting in repositioning the party all through the years.
Chief Bisi Akande, we are lucky and proud to have an elder statesman of your quality in the Southwest, as your long years have come with experiences that has yielded uncommon wisdom with which you have been guiding and directing the younger generations, and it is my prayers that God Almighty lengthen your years, blesses you with good health, grants you joy, peace and make your latter years more blissful, amen.”
Rt. Hon. Prince Olaide Akinremi (Jagaban).
MHR Representing Ibadan North Federal Constituency, Oyo State.