Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Nigerian Politician and medical doctor Dr. Olusegun Mimiko who is the fifth civilian governor of Ondo State, Nigeria. He was born on October 3, 1954. He is married to Olukemi Mimiko.
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In 2007, he contested for the governorship election in Ondo State against the incumbent governor Olusegun Agagu. The Independent Electoral Commission INEC, departing from the norm, announced election results in Abuja, the federal capital, declaring the incumbent the winner. Mimiko contested this decision at the election tribunal and was adjudged winner at the tribunal and the Court of Appeal on February 23, 2009. Dr. Olusegun Mimiko was declared winner in the gubernatorial elections on April 14, 2007 thereby emerging as the first and only member of the Labour Party to win gubernatorial office in Nigeria.
Again, he contested for his second tenure in 2013 and emerged as the winner. Though his victory was contested by the candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu; the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Olusola Alexander Oke; and the candidate of the CPC, Olusoji Ehinlanwo, the courts found no grounds to invalidate his election and he was sworn-in for a second term on February 24, 2013.
Olusegun Mimiko, on Thursday October 2, 2014 officially decamped to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the Labour Party.
He has made great impact in the lives of the people of Ondo State as his era as governor is recorded as witnessing massive developments in health and education sectors as well in general infrastructure and rural development. His tenure as governor ended on February 24, 2017 and Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu suceeded him as governor of Ondo state.