A former governor of old Ondo state, Evangelist Bamidele Isola Olumilua has died at the age of 80. Ekiti Reporters confirmed his death following a chat with a family member. He died in the early hours of Thursday, June 4, 2020.
Olumilua died at his country home, Ikere Ekiti. His remains has been transported to the morgue at Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital in Ado Ekiti.
His death comes just a few weeks after celebrating his birthday on April 13th, 2020.
His son, who is the 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 a governor in Ondo state in the botched third republic before the creation of Ekiti state in 1996.