By Lawrence Olaoye
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his greetings to Chief Abdulkareem Adebisi Akande, the first Interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) n his 81st birthday.
According to a statement made available to newsmen yesterday by his spokesman, Femi Adesina,my he President wished the octogenarian longer years, good health and more strength to keep serving the nation.
The President joined all members of the governing party, government and people of Osun State, family and associates of the elder statesmen in celebrating the virtues of selflessness and sacrifice he consistently projects.
Buhari congratulated the former Governor of Osun State for upholding the philosophy of the great nationalist, former premier of Western region and leader of Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), Chief Obafemi Awolowo, in advocating free education, health care and entrepreneurship, and following up with counseling of leaders on same path.
He believed Akande’s rich experience in public service and politics will go a long way in moving the nation forward through wise counsels, and setting a good precedence in leadership. Buhari prayed for better days ahead for the party stalwart.