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Why we call Akande a fake Awoist – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-west has described the
Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) National Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande,
as a fake Awoists, saying; “it is an insult for a figure-head chairman
of a party of identity forgers like the ACN, who himself sacked
thousands of workers when he was Osun State Governor to be sermonising
about Awoism.”
The PDP zonal Publicity Secretary, Hon. Kayode Babade, told THISDAY it was
laughable that Akande, who never joined the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s
political family until 1978 would be calling anyone a fake Awoist.

The PDP said; “It is on record that Chief Bisi Akande was not a member
of the Action Group (AG), the original Awolowo party during the First
Republic. Instead of AG, he was in Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe’s National Council
of Nigeria and the Cameroun (NCNC).
“It is also on record that Akande opposed the progressive Awolowo’s
government in the defunct Western Region. Even when NCNC and AG formed
United Progressive Grand Alliance (UPGA), he didn’t join. He only joined
Awolowo’s party, Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) in 1978. When the late
Orangun of Ila, Oba William Adetona Ayeni was leading the AG, Akande and
others were leading the NCNC onslaught against Awolowo in Ila Orangun.
“How then can the same Bisi Akande be calling respected Yoruba leaders
like Reuben Fashoranti, Chief Ayo Adebanjo and Chief Olu Falae fake
Awoists when he himself had worked against Awolowo and his interests in
the past, and he is a figure-head leader of a party that has not hidden
its hatred for the Awolowo family?”
While also describing Akande’s claim that ACN governors in the
South-west states were behaving like Awolowo as preposterous, the PDP
said; “It is obvious that Baba Akande’s reasoning had been infected by
the ACN virus of falsehood. If not, he won’t be referring to governors
that are rendering people homeless by demolishing their houses without
providing alternative settlements as Awoists.
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Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis is a communicator, Journalist, blogger, business coach and, of course, a prolific writer. He has Dip (Journalism) and B.A. (History & International Relations) from the Lagos State University (LASU). The self-effacing young man has worked for national, regional and local newspapers. He had worked with THISDAY covered community news for ISLAND NEWS and corresponded with P.M. NEWS (evening tabloid). Presently, he is the editor of CITYPULSE MEDIA and senior correspondent of PHARMANEWS, West Africa foremost health and pharmaceutical journal.


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