By Simdi Gloria:-
Chief Harry Ayoade Akande, Prominent businessman and former presidential aspirant is dead. He was aged 77.
His son, Mr. Olumide Akande, on behalf of the family issued a statement that after a brief illness, he died in the early hours of Saturday.
“Chief Harry Akande was an astute businessman of international repute whose legacy and influence cut across continents,” the statement said.
It however added that, “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 & extended family, friends & associates. We are all grappling to make some sense of it.
”As we seek the repose of his gentle soul, we ask you to in turn to uphold us in your prayers while we pass through this very turbulent period of our lives occasioned by the loss of someone as dear as him.”
Akande was a one-time presidential aspirant on the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) platform.
He was the chairman of Akande International Corporation (AIC) — with interest in healthcare, engineering, building construction and power.
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