Colonel Daniel Akintonde was appointed Military Governor of Ogun State, Nigeria from December 1993 to August 1996 during the military regime of General Sani Abacha.
In 1994 Akintonde renamed the Ogun State College of Education to the Tai Solarin College of Education in honor of the late doctor Tai Solarin. Akintonde was among those arrested for involvement in the December 1997 alleged coup. On 20 April 1998 it was announced that he had been cleared of the charges.
He was retired from the military in June 1999, along with all officers who had served as ministers, governors or administrators during the Babangida, Abacha and Abubakar regimes. In August 1999 the Ogun State House of Assembly summoned Akintonde to answer questions about some contracts awarded during his tenure. Reporters were barred from the hearing.