BREAKING: President Muhammdu Buhari arrives Eko Hotels and Suites for Bisi Akande Autobiography

President Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has arrived at  Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos state, for the autobiography of Bisi Akande book 

He was highly received by Bisi Akande, Leader of the All Progressive candidate Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, Lagos state Government, Bababjide Sanwo-olu, Ogun state Governor, Dapo Abiodun, Kebbi state Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Minister of sports, Sunday Dare, distinguish Yoruba Monarch, Oba Adeyeye Ogwunsi, and others

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However, the Oyo state Governor was not at sit as at the time of filling this report.

The occasion was opened by the host Governor, Sanwo-Olu., deatiling about the autobiography of Bisi Akande 

Brief History of Bisi Akande 

Abdukareem Adebisi Bamdele Akande (“Bisi Akande”; born 16 January 1939) was the governor of Osun State, Nigeria from 1999–2003, as a member of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) party, and was the first interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress.

Akande was elected governor of Osun State in the 1999 Osun State gubernatorial election, running for the Alliance for Democracy (AD) party, which had recently formed as a political arm of the Yoruba socio-cultural organization Afenifere.  He succeeded Col. Theophilus Bamigboye, who had been named as the military administrator of the State in August 1998, and who handed over power on 29 May 1999. On 31 May 1999, Akande inaugurated the second Assembly in Osun State. 

In January 2000, the Osun State government sacked 143 staff of the Osun State Broadcasting Corporation, following the governor’s earlier vow to trim the state’s work force. Akande dissolved the state Council of Obas and Chiefs in 2001, on the ground that it was too large. The dissolution may have been caused by a dispute between the then head of the royal council, the Ooni of Ile-Ife and Akande, in turn part of a face-off between Akande and the deputy governor, Iyiola Omisore.[10]

A November 2001 appraisal of Osun State said that Akande was battling an unfriendly work force, and the state was also troubled by long-standing violence between the Ife and Modakeke clans. However, Akande had implemented his party’s programs for providing free education and free medical care, and had improved water supplies. A different appraisal, two months later, noting the governor had recently survived an impeachment attempt, said that rather than improving social services and generating employment, after two years in power Akande had implemented massive staff lay offs in the public service, and had caused virtual collapse of public infrastructure.

On 24 December 2001, Akande’s supporter, Bola Ige, the minister of justice, was murdered in his house in Ibadan. A national daily, ThisDay newspaper said that the murder could have been linked to the feud between Akande and the deputy governor, Iyiola Omisore. The murder followed another murder the previous week of Osun State legislator Odunayo Olagbaju, who was bludgeoned to death outside his home. Olagbaju was a supporter of Omisore.

Akande ran for re-election in 2003, but was defeated by Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

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