By Tope Adedeji, Akure
Former governor of old Ondo state, Evangelist Bamidele Isola Olumilua, is dead.
A close member of the family in Ekiti confirmed his demise in a telephone chat.
Olumilua, who was governor between 1992 and 1993, died at the age of 80 in the early hours of Thursday.
According to the source, Olumilua died in his country home, Ikere Ekiti. His remains has been transported to the morgue at Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital in Ado-Ekiti.
He died about two months after celebrating his 80th birthday on April 13th, 2020.
His eldeest son and Commissioner for Information and Values in Ekiti State, Olumuyiwa, had tweeted at the time: “Happy 80th birthday to our father, our leader, and one of icons of our time, my dad, His Excellency Evangelist Bamidele Isola Olumilua. Wishing him more years in good health.”
He was governor in Ondo State in the aborted Third Republic before the creation of Ekiti State in 1996.