Monday, January 14, 2013

Tinubu, ACN Govs, Others Storm Ila-Orangun For Akande At 74

The former governor of Lagos state and National Leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria(ACN), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and the six ACN governors of Osun, Oyo, Ekiti, Lagos, Edo and Ogun states will be Ila-Orangun,Osun State,the country home of Chief Bisi Akande this Wednesday to mark his 74th birthday. LEADERSHIP also gathered that the leaders of the opposition were among the dignitaries expected to grace the occasion.
Chief  Akande, who is National Chairman of the Action Congress of Nigeria and former Governor of Osun State, will also on Wednesday be conferred with the Excellence Award of the state chapter of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).
Addressing a press conference in Osogbo at the weekend, the state chairman of the NIPR, Mr. Wale Oyekanmi stated that Akande was chosen for the award considering his achievements while in office as Osun State Governor between 1999 and 2003.
He noted that the former governor had a record of good service delivery while serving as the governor of the state, even as he maintained that members of other political parties in the state appreciated Akande’s good works.
Extolling the virtues of Akande, the NIPR boss recalled that the former governor built the state secretariat adjudged as the best in the country within two years without taking a loan.
“Chief Akande really deserves the honour. In his four-year term as governor of Osun State, he did more than what he promised the people. He achieved the unexpected,”  he stated

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