- Former Ondo state governor Olumilua has passed on
- The former governor died at the age of 80 in his hometown in Ekiti
- Olumilua was governor between 1992 and 1993
Chief Bamidele Olumilua, former governor of old Ondo state, has died at the age of 80.
Olumilua, who was governor between 1992 and 1993 died in the early hours of Thursday, June 4, Tribune reports.
The news outlet also reports that the news was confirmed by his eldest son who is also a commissioner for information in Ekiti state.
According to Muyiwa Olumilua, the former governor died in his country home, Ikere-Ekiti.
In another development, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the current governor, declared that he has no plan to defect to another party to contest the governorship election because he is sure of victory both at the All Progressives Congress (APC) party primaries and at the main elections.
Akeredolu who dismissed allegations of having plan B in case he lost at the primary said residents in the state were aware of his achievements.
Legit.ng gathered that Akeredolu who spoke through his commissioner for information and orientation, Donald Ojogo, said he was not interested in the crisis rocking the Unity Forum of the party but would rather focus on the process of bringing everybody together.
He said he was not bothered about a plethora of kinsmen from his Owo who are aspiring to be Ondo governor.
Akeredolu noted that the multitude of aspirants from Owo only creates the impression that somebody from Owo would remain governor but not in the manners of their desires.
He said: “We should not be talking about plan B. We don’t have anything like plan B, plan A and even plan C. All we know is that we are going into the primary of the APC to win and going to the election of October 10, to defeat whoever will be presented by any party. So, we have nothing like plan B. We can’t discuss plan B, there is no basis for us to even discuss plan B.
“You will also recall that these same elements in the Unity Forum rejected the idea of the advisory council. These elements in the Unity Forum could not have been united according to their desires because of certain unsavoury actions they took.
“Recall the insults they hauled on the person of former interim national chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande. They were very disrespectful which is very unusual in the culture of people of the southwest."
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