By Ismaila Chafe, Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Chief Bisi Akande, the first National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on his 84th birthday, describing him as a true statesman and a man of the masses.
In a congratulatory message issued by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu on Monday in Abuja, the president paid homage to the sacrifices of one of the champions of the nation’s democratic struggle.
He noted that Akande rose from humble beginnings to occupy the party’s highest constitutional position through hard work and discipline.
According to him, Akande will continue “to bask in the sun as a true statesman and a symbol of sacrifice, bravery and moral integrity.”
He wished him many more years of service to the party and the nation at large.