Presidential Aspirant of the defunct ANPP Chief Harry Akande Is dead.
The Ibadan born multimillionaire died at 77 after a bried ilness.
Harry Akande is agba Oye of Ibadanland
Olumide Akande who announced the demise of the international business mongul said “In the early hours of Saturday December 5, 2020, our patriarch Chief Harry Ayodele Akande passed away following a brief illness,” a statement issued by for the family said.
”Chief Harry Akande was an astute businessman of international repute whose legacy and influence cut across continents
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 & 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.”
Harry Ayoade Akande was born on the 3rd of March, 1943 in Ibadan to Pa Joseph Afolabi of the Ile Olorin compound at Orita Merin, Ibadan and Chief Mrs. Regina Akande of Olagoke family of Oje.
He started his educational career from Sacred Heart Nursery School, Idikan, and St. James Primary school Oke Bola and the Abadina School, University of Ibadan. Harry Akande later got admitted into Olivet heights Oyo, in 1957, and records from that institution showed that not only was he brilliant in his academic performance, but also very proficient in sports.