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Amosun, Abiodun, Akinlade react to Olurin’s death

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The dying of the previous Sole Administrator of Ekiti State, Gen. Tunji Olurin (rtd) has continued to generate reactions from dignitaries throughout Ogun State, the place the deceased hailed from.

On Saturday, it was reported that the previous Oyo State army Governor died in Lagos after an sickness.

In statements signed individually and made obtainable to DAILY POST, former Governor Ibikunle Amosun, the incumbent Governor Dapo Abiodun and his closest rival within the 2019 election, Hon. Adekunle Akinlade mourned the passage of the 76-year-old Ilaro indigene.

In accordance with Amosun, Olurin was a effective officer of the Nigerian Military who served selflessly and committedly in a number of positions, particularly as Commander of the first Mechanized Brigade, Minna; Common Officer Commanding of the third Armoured Division, Jos; and Area Commander of the Financial Neighborhood of West African States Monitoring Group (ECOMOG) Peacekeeping Power in Liberia.

Amosun mentioned the deceased could be remembered for the assorted achievements recorded because the army Governor of Oyo and the Sole Administrator of Ekiti, including that his involvement in politics was noteworthy, particularly when he contested the 2011 governorship election in Ogun.

In his phrases, Gov Abiodun expressed shock that Olurin died at a time when his data was largely wanted to sort out the safety challenges going through the nation.

Abiodun defined that the late Common put Ogun State and Nigeria on the worldwide map along with his exploits when he served because the ECOMOG Commander in Liberia.

The Governor described Olurin’s dying as a painful loss, saying, “We will proceed to recollect the late Common for his meritorious service to his fatherland.”

Likewise, Akinlade recalled that Olurin’s political sojourn was transient, but, impactful.

Whereas saying the previous army Governor wouldn’t be forgotten anytime quickly, Akinlade acknowledged that “he stood for what he believed and strived for the political emancipation of the Yewa/Awori area.”

“As I be a part of different properly that means Nigerians and residents of Ogun State to mourn our expensive Common Olurin, I implore Almighty God to forgive his shortcomings and grant him everlasting relaxation whereas we take solace in a life properly spent,” Akinlade acknowledged

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