Business mogul, and former presidential aspirant, Harry Akande is dead.
His death was announced in a statement released on Saturday by his son, Olumide Akande.
According to the statement he died in the early hours of Saturday after a brief illness.
He was aged 77.
He is survived by his children including Olumide, who is married to Nollywood actress, Dakore Egbuson-Akande
A statement released by Olumide announcing his father’s passing reads
”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.
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.
May his soul rest in peace, Amen.