AKURE, JUNE 4, 2020: The former Governor of old Ondo State, Chief Bamidele Isola Olumilua, who reign as governor between 1992 and 1993 died at the age of 80 in the early hours of Thursday, June 4, 2020.
His eldest son Mr Muyiwa Olumilua who is the Commissioner for Information in Ekiti State, confirmed that his father died in his country home, Ikere-Ekiti.
Bamidele Isola Olumilua who was the elected Governor of Ondo State, Nigeria between January 1992 & November 1993 during the Nigerian Third Republic, elected on the Social Democratic Party (SDP) platform.
He was forced to leave office when the military regime of Gen. Sani Abacha took power. His Deputy Governor was Olusegun Agagu, who later became Governor of Ondo State between May 29, 2003 & February 2009. He is currently the Chancellor, Ekiti State University.
Olumilua joined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 1998, and 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.