Former Presidential Aspirant, Harry Akande Is Dead

An Ibadan-born billionaire and former Presidential aspirant, Harry Ayodele Akande, is dead.

One of his sons, Olumide Akande, who confirmed this in a statement in Ibadan yesterday, said he passed on in the early hours of Saturday following a brief illness.

“Chief Harry Akande was an astute businessman of international repute whose legacy and influence cut across continents.

“But by far, his greatest passion was for a better Nigeria that guaranteed equity and justice for all. It is our fervent hope that this will be a reality in the not too distant future.

“His passing is a huge shock to his immediate and extended family, friends and associates. We are all grappling to make some sense of it”, the statement said.

Akande, who was the Agba Oye of Ibadanland, died after a brief illness in the early hours of Saturday. He was aged 77.

Akande was said to be a one-time Chairman, Board of Trustees of the All Nigeria Peoples Party during his lifetime.

 

 

– Dailytrust

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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