Buhari will be in Lagos on Thursday for Bisi Akande’s book launch


President Muhammadu Buhari will attend the public presentation on Thursday of “My Participations”, the autobiography of Bisi Akande, former interim president of the APC.

The event will take place at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos State.

According to a statement by Tunde Rahman, Bola Tinubu’s media assistant, Buhari is the special guest of honor at the event; Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, is the main host, while Tinubu, national leader of the APC, is the guest of honour.

In his foreword to the book, Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka described the autobiography as “a national gift that could not have been more instructively timed”.

“There are books the very handling of which must be done with heavily insulated gloves for, virtually every page sizzles with contradictions between attestable reality and brazen assertions, attempts to cover up past crimes and dodge responsibility,” said Soyinka.

An accountant by training, Akande was employed in his youth as an executive of British Petroleum, a multinational oil and gas company.

He began his involvement in politics as a councilor in Ila-Orangun, Osun State, before being elected to the constituent assembly in 1977. In 1979, Akande was appointed government secretary of the State of Oyo by Bola Ige, then Governor. of State. He then became Deputy Governor in 1983.

Akande was one of the politicians detained by the military after the collapse of the Second Republic in 1983. After regaining his freedom in 1985, he reportedly swore never to participate in politics again.

However, he later joined other militants to oppose the military and became the head of Osun State of Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-political group.

In 1999, he became governor of Osun State on the now defunct Alliance for Democracy (AD) platform.

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