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Bamidele Olumilua, former ondo governor dies

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Elder statesman and former governor of old Ondo State (comprising Ondo and Ekiti States), Bamidele Olumilua, is dead.

Bamidele Olumilua, a diplomat, who was born in 1940, died in the early hours of Thursday in his Ikere Ekiti hometown, Ekiti State.

The former governor died after a brief illness.

He was governor of the old Ondo State during the Third Republic between January 1992 and November 1993 on the platform of the Social Democratic Party.

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His son, Muyiwa Olumilua, who is the Ekiti State Commissioner for Information, confirmed his father’s demise in a telephone chat.

The commissioner said, “Baba died today (Thursday) around 3 am. We thank God that he lived a good and worthy life and we are proud of his personality and achievements while alive.

“Burial arrangements will be announced later.”

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