Chief Adebisi Abdulkarim Akande joined the octogenarian club on the 16th of January, 2018. Akande , who hails from Ila-Orangun is one of the old Awoists still alive.
He served as SSG in the old Oyo State and later served as Deputy Governor following the resignation of Chief Sunday Afolabi and his subsequent defection to the then ruling party at the federal level, the NPN.
Akande also emerged as the Osun State AD Chairman before surfacing as the state governor in 1999. He also served as the pioneer National Chairman of the APC.