Brigadier-General Sunny Esijolomi Tuoyo (retd.), who served as the Military Governor of Ondo State (July 1978 – October 1979) during the military regime of General Olusegun Obasanjo is dead.
He was also the the father-in-law of the immediate past Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan.
Aged 84 years, Brigadier-General Tuoyo (retd), passed on Saturday, December 17, 2022 in Lagos State.
A statement issued on Monday by Uduaghan’s media assistant, Monoyo Edon, extolled the patriotism of the late army general.
The statement read partly, “Late Brig.-Gen. Tuoyo was a retired Nigerian Brigadier General who served as the Military Governor of Ondo State (July 1978 – October 1979) during the military regime of General Olusegun Obasanjo.
“Brig. Gen Tuoyo will be remembered as the father of Her Excellency, Dcns Mrs. Roli Uduaghan, beloved wife of His Excellency, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, CON, the immediate past Glgovernor of Delta State, and for his patriotism as well as immense contributions in the democratic process that led to the handing over of the reins of power to Pa Adekunle Ajasin (ascended), the first democratically elected Governor of Ondo State.
“Our prayers are with both families as we ask God to grant them strength to go through this difficult period.
“May Papa’s soul find repose in the bosom of our Lord. Amen!”.
Uduaghan, while commiserating with the Tuoyo’s family, prayed God to grant the children of the deceased military officer the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.