By Angel James, News/comments, December 6, 2020
IBADAN-Prominent Nigerians have continued to pay tributes to the late Presidential Candidate and business mogul, Chief Harry Akande, who died yesterday. Joining in this line of tributes is the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, who described the news as shocking and timely. This was contained in a condolence message to the family of the late Akande in Ibadan, through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa, noting that, death has struck one of the finest politicians and business men in Yorubaland.
The Condolence reads “The news of the death of the Agba Oye of Ibadanland and internationally-renowned businessman, Chief Harry Akande, came to me as a shock. “His death meant another great loss to Ibadanland, Oyo State and Nigeria. “Akande’s fame as a businessman and his decision to join Nigerian politics to make a difference were classic. “His conduct gave courage to the younger generation of businessmen, most of whom have gone ahead to emulate Akande and are making good their dreams.”
Vanguard Newspaper had quoted the governor, saying that Akande was one of the pathfinders for businessmen in politics. Akande’s efforts in deepening democracy through participation in politics would go into the annals of history, especially his role in building formidable opposition. “This is one death too many; we can only pray to God to halt these deaths and allow our elders to make more impacts on humanity. “We cannot question God but we can pray, and that is what we will continue to do. “I pray that God will grant repose to Chief Akande’s soul and sustain his immediate and extended families,” The Governor stressed
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