Thursday March 04, 2021 11:03 PM

JUST IN: Third republic Governor of Ondo State, Bamidele Olumilua passes on

Third republic governor of old Ondo State, Evangelist Bamidele Olumilua, has died.

The late Olomilua was the Governor of old Ondo State from January 1992 to November 1993 during the Third Republic.

His eldest son, Muyiwa Olumilua, who is Ekiti Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, announced the elder statesman’s death on Thursday.

He said his father died at 80 in his Ikere-Ekiti countryhome in the wee hours of Thursday after a brief illness.

It was gathered that the second civilian governor passed on few weeks after his 80th birthday.

He was elected under the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) until General Sani Abacha truncated civilian administration and restored a military regime.

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