By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Prominent businessman and former presidential aspirant, Chief Harry Ayoade Akande, is dead.
Akande, who was the Agba Oye of Ibadanland, died after a brief illness in the early hours of Saturday. He was was aged 77.
Akande’s death was announced in a statement on Saturday by Olumide Akande, who described the death of the businessman as a huge shock to the family.
The statement read, “Chief Harry Ayoade Akande, Agba Oye of Ibadanland (March 3, 1943-December 5, 2020)
“In the early hours of Saturday, December 5, 2020, our patriarch Chief Harry Ayodele Akande passed away 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.”