A popular Ogun PDP politician, Segun Showunmi, has extolled the virtues of the late Gen Adetunji Olurin (retd), who he described as a true definition of an officer and a gentleman.
Recall that Freelanews reported that the former sole administrator of Ekiti State died today.
According to Showunmi, the late former military governor of Oyo State was a man of impeccable character.
“To know the late Artillery General of the Nigerian Army was to recognise that a man of impeccable character is gone. A fine specimen of dedication to country, he went about every activity with the dignity of a trained arms bearer, all through his life. A dutiful commander of men, a prudent manager of resources and indeed a gentleman.
“As the news of his demise hit the airwaves, I reflected on the life of the former military Governor of Oyo State, Sole Administrator of Ekiti and former Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in Ogun State.
“A prince of Ilaro in Yewa South of Ogun State, former ECOMOG field commander, with impeccable service record, it is common to use the phrase an officer and a gentleman, but in the case of Major-General Tunji Olurin, he was indeed an officer and a gentleman,” he said.
A notable image maker and former Deputy Chief Press Secretary under the Otunba Gbenga Daniel’s administration further went ahead to render the late general’s eulogy in Yoruba dialect.
“Adetunji omo erin lonibu
“Omo efon lo lona
“Omo pakan lakan, leyin jijo awo ni gbori ile, Omo ina tin jo geregere lori omi
“Omo aran o sunwon e ko nigbale
“Omo oku eko omo ijagudu akara.
“May your soul rest in peace,” he wrote.
Olurin was appointed by the former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, as the Sole Administrator of Ekiti, to replace former Governor Ayo Fayose, who was removed over alleged gross misconduct. He was a PDP governorship candidate in 2011 but unfortunately lost to Senator Ibikunle Amosun of the Action Congress of Nigeria.