- Wife of former interim national chairman of the APC, Bisi Akande, is dead
- Mrs Omowunmi Akande passed away on Tuesday, July 11, at the age of 73 in Ibadan
- She is survived by her husband and several children
Omowunmi, wife of Chief Bisi Akande, the former governor of Osun state, is dead.
She died today at the University College Hospital in Ibadan. She was aged 73.
The cause of death has not been revealed by the family.
Omowunmi and Bisi Akande got married 51 years ago and the marriage blessed with several children.
“For about 48 years now that I have gotten married, I am still with my wife,” Akande said in January 2014 at the 70th birthday of Omowunmi.
He eulogized his wife as the best woman any man could pray to have.
“In our marriage we agreed to live together no matter what the condition is. Except for when I was in the prison, we have always been together and we will always be.
“What has kept us this far is that from the beginning, we take ourselves not just as husband and wife but also as brother and sister. We do everything together; we love each other, take care of the children together and spend money together,” he said.
Among the children of the couple are Dr. Wuraola Solabi who married in June this year in Ibadan and Osun state commissioner for health, Dr Temitope Ilori.
In a previous report by NAIJ.com, Akande said the development of Nigeria’s political system is being curtailed by what he called monetisation of politics.
Akande, stated this in a remark on Friday, June 30 at the meeting of Osun APC Elders Forum also known as ‘Agba Osun’ in his country home, Ila.
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According to Akande, monetisation of politics should be urgently curtailed because the practice has eroded the core values of politics in the country.
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