The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has attributed the historic electoral victory of the party in 2015 to the visionary leadership of Chief Bisi Akande, the founding chairman of the party.

The party eulogised the former Osun State on his 85th birthday.

Celebrating tbe party’s founding national chairman, in a statement in Abuja APC national publicity secretary, Felix Morka said the party owed Akande a debt of gratitude for his invaluable contributions to the party’s founding and his leadership style that led to the massive and historic electoral victories for the party in the 2015 general election.

The statement reads: “The All Progressives Congress (APC) celebrates a founding visionary, interim National Chairman of our great Party, and former Governor of Osun State, His Excellency, Chief Adebisi Akande, CFR, on his 85th birthday anniversary on January 16, 2024

“We join family, friends, associates and party faithful to give a befitting toast to a patriot, elder statesman, veteran grassroots politician, administrator par excellence, and an icon of political progressivism.

“APC owes a debt of gratitude to Chief Akande for his invaluable contribution to the Party’s founding and for his leadership that laid the foundation for our massive and historic electoral victory in the 2015 general elections.

“A father figure, a unifier and a strident voice of reason, Chief Akande remains a stable and selfless promoter of peace and reconciliation among leaders and members of our great Party.

“On behalf of our National Chairman, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, CON, the National Working Committee (NWC), leaders and members of our great Party, we pray God to continue to bless and be gracious to Chief Akande, and grant him long life, excellent health and divine wisdom as he continues his illustrious service to our party and country.”

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