The former Military Administrator of Oyo State, General Tunji Olurin (rtd.), is dead.
Olurin, a political ally of former President Olusegun Obasanjo died at the age of 76.
Olurin died at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) in the early hours of Saturday, 21 August, 2021 according to Funso Olurin, the deceased’s brother.
According to him, Olurin died after a brief illness.
Olurin was named Administrator of Ekiti State by President Olusegun Obasanjo during the political logjam that pervaded the first term in office of Ayodele Fayose. Obasanjo declared a State of Emergency in the state and named Olurin the state Administrator who administered the state between October 8, 2006, and April 27, 2007.
He hailed from Ilaro in Ogun West Senatorial district of Ogun state.
He was the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship candidate in the 2011 general election in Ogun.
The deceased was a Field Commander of ECOMOG Peacekeeping Force in Liberia from 1992 to 1993 during the First Liberian Civil War.
He retired from service in 1993.