Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has described the former Governor of the State of Osun and former Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande, as a man of an uncommon courage.
The Governor said Chief Akande had an uncommon courage in taking decisions in the face of strong political opposition as a state governor.
Arakunrin Akeredolu spoke on Thursday at the Public Presentation of the Book ” Bisi Akande Phenomenon? held at the Jelili Adebisi Omotola Hall C, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba Lagos.
Governor Akeredolu, who was the Chief Presenter of the book, said Baba Akande’s life in governance and politics has shown that politicians must not be afraid to take difficult decisions.
He noted that Akande’s venture into politics has had significant impact on politics, not only in the country, but particularly in the South West.
Akeredolu, who described Chief Akande’s interventions as Phenomenal, stressed that the former Governor’s indepth administrative imprint has ensured stability, not only in the party, but also on politics.
“You are the thread that has kept the Progressives Family together. Undoubtedly, you have not done this alone, but with the cooperation of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. “You are not a hypocrite but very practical. You are a prudent manager of resources.” Akeredolu said.
Speaking on the Book, titled “The Bisi Akande Phenomenon?, Governor Akeredolu said the book is a different narration of events devoid of any falsification of thoughts and events.
He said the book speaks about the achievements of Chief Akande without any embellishments and superlatives.
“Most books are hardly true reflections of realities. But this one is a total reflection of Baba’s realities. Political jobbers could write sweet words and that is why most books do not get to book shelves but this one is factual. “