BREAKING: Former Oyo Governor dies


Former Military Governor of old Oyo, General Tunji Olurin, is dead.

The deceased’s brother, Funso Olurin disclosed this in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Saturday.

Olurin, who ruled Oyo from 1985-1988, was born in Ilaro, Ogun state on December 3,1944.

POLITICS NIGERIA learnt that Olurin passed on Saturday morning at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital(LUTH) after a brief illness.

General Olurin served as the Field Commander of the ECOMOG Peace keeping Force in Liberia between 1992 to 1993.

He attended the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA).

After his retirement from the military, he went into farming and later joined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on which platform he contested the Ogun governorship election in 2011 but lost to Governor Ibikunle Amosun.

He is survived by a wife and children.

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