Evangelist Olumilua died in the early hours of Thursday in his country home Ikere Ekiti at the age of 80 just a month after celebrating his birthday on April 13th, 2020.
He was a governor in the old Ondo state in the botched third republic before the creation of Ekiti state in 1996.
A Brief on Ambassador Bamidele Isola Olumilua
Bamidele Isola Olumilua is a Nigerian politician who was the elected Governor of Ondo State, Nigeria from January 1992 to 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 general Sani Abacha took power. His deputy governor was Olusegun Agagu, who later became Governor of Ondo State from 29 May 2003 until February 2009. He is currently the Chancellor, Ekiti State University.
Olumilua joined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 1998. 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