Olatunde in his resignation letter obtained by The Nation, explained that his decision to resign was hinged on the untimely death of his principal, Akeredolu.
He described his late principal as one who was courageous, truthful and honest.
Olatunde said: “It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness that I tender my resignation as the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, effective today, Wednesday, December 27, 2023
”My decision to resign is hinged on the unfortunate and untimely demise of our leader, principal and father figure, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON.”
Olatunde pledged to continue to contribute to societal development, guided by the enduring principles instilled in him by his mentor, Governor Akeredolu.
He said: “Throughout my tenure as Chief Press Secretary, I have been fortunate enough to witness firsthand the exceptional qualities of Governor Akeredolu. His courage, truthfulness, and honesty were unrivalled and they served as a constant source of inspiration for me.
“In light of this tragedy, I believe it is for everyone to honour and respect Governor Akeredolu’s legacy and memory.
“I will continue to contribute to the development of our society in any way I can, carrying with me the principles instilled in me by my mentor, principal and father, Governor Akeredolu