Olusegun Mimiko was the senatorial candidate of the Zenith Labour Party for Ondo Central District in the 2019 election. He is a Nigerian politician who served as the 16th, and fifth civilian, Governor of Ondo State, Nigeria, from February 2009, to February 2017.
Olusegun Mimiko Biography
Olusegun Mimiko was born and raised in Ondo state which is south West Of Nigeria, a place where he’s lived most of his early life. He developed an interest in politics at a very tender age.
Olusegun Mimiko Age and height
Olusegun Mimiko is turning 67 pretty soon, born on the 3rd day of October 1954. Mimiko is 1.70 m tall and has an average body weight of 52kg.
Olusegun Mimiko Political Party
Mimiko is the fifth civilian governor of Ondo State, Nigeria. He competed in the gubernatorial elections on April 14, 2007, against the incumbent Olusegun Agagu but lost due to irregularities in the elections. Mimiko contested this decision at the election tribunal and was adjudged winner at the tribunal and the Court of Appeal on February 23, 2009.
Mimiko then became the first and only member of the Labour Party to win gubernatorial office in Nigeria. Olusegun Mimiko contested again and won re-election on October 20, 2012, for a second term, making him the first governor in Ondo State to win a second term election.
September 2018 saw the rise of Mimiko declaring his intention to run for the Presidency in the 2019 elections. He received the nomination as the Presidential candidate of the Zenith Labour Party in October 2018. On November 14, 2018, Mimiko announced that he was suspending his presidential campaign, a few days before the campaign season was formally opened.
Olusegun Mimiko Political Appointments
Mimiko was previously appointed as a federal minister for housing and urban development, a secretary to the Ondo State Government, and a two-time Ondo State Commissioner for Health. Mimiko’s first political appointment saw him move to the position of commissioner of health and social services in Ondo State from 1992 till 1993 when a coup terminated the third democratic republic. Right after resumption to democratic government in Nigeria, Mimiko again served as a commissioner of health in Ondo State from 1999 to 2002.
In 2003, he was appointed secretary to the Ondo State Government. He held this position till July 2005, when he was appointed as the federal minister of housing and urban development.
Olusegun Mimiko Net worth
As a political enthusiast, a business mogul, it is presumed that Mimiko is a millionaire although not an actual figure can be put to it, some reports which are not confirmed suggest his net worth hovers around US$ 10 million.
Olusegun Mimiko Awards
Having worked as an industrious son of the Ondo state, Mimiko has received numerous awards including John F. Kennedy Essay (School Level) 1971, Justice of Peace (JP) 1993, Distinguished Meritorious Service Award 1993 by Ondo State Chapter of Nigeria Medical Association.
Olusegun Mimiko Daughter wedding
Bibitayo Mimiko, the daughter of Dr Olusegun Mimiko, had her traditional wedding with her long time fiancé, Aderemi Adetola. The wedding was one that saw lots of dignitaries gracing it. Governors Fayose, Wike amongst other dignitaries were in attendance.
Olusegun Mimiko Mother’s Burial
Mama Muinat Mosekonla Mimiko, the 88-year-old late mother of Olusegun Mimiko died on 14th December 2019 at her residence in Ondo state. The burial saw many dignitaries gracing it to help the governor lay her mother to rest peacefully.