The former old Ondo State governor, Evangelist Bamidele Ishola Olumilua, is dead after a brief illness.
He was 80 years. He died this morning (04/06/2020) as announce by is first son Aare Muyiwa Olumilua, the current commission of Information and Orientation in Ekiti State
Evang. Bamidele Olumilua is an indigene of Ikere Ekiti, the headquarter of the Ikere Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
Olumilua died two months after his 80th birthday.
Olumilua, who was the elected Governor of Ondo State from January 1992 to November 1993 during the Nigerian Third Republic.
He was elected on the platform of the Social Democratic Party.
He was forced to leave office when the military regime of General Sani Abacha took power. His deputy governor was Olusegun Agagu, who later became Governor of Ondo State from 29 May 2003 until February 2009.
He was the Chancellor of Ekiti State University during the first Kayode Fayemi regime.
Olumilua joined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 1998.
He was appointed as the Chairman of the Christian Pilgrims Board.
In August 2005, the PDP stated that he was no longer a member of the party. He later became one of the founding members of the Action Congress (AC) party, formed in 2006.
“Baba died this morning (Thursday) about a few hours ago and we are all in sorrowful mood,” source said.
His body has been moved to the morgue of Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti,Ekiti State.