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Biography of Olusegun Mimiko

Dr. Olusegun Mimiko is currently the Governor of Ondo State of Nigeria. He was born 3 October 1954. He attended St. Joseph’s College, Ondo and Gboluji Grammar School, Ile-Oluji.

After his secondary education, He proceeded to Obafemi Awolowo University in 1972 where he studied medicine, and graduated in 1980.

Olusegun Mimiko egaged in the practice of his profession both in Ondo and Rivers State. competed in gubernatorial elections on April 14, 2007, against the incumbent Olusegun Agagu and lost the contest in April 2007 according to the result released by the Independent Electoral Commission INEC. Mimiko contested this decision at the election tribunal and Agagu lost office on February 23, 2009 following an Appeal Court ruling which cited irregularities in the 2007 election, and was replaced by Mimiko as governor. He is currently the first and only member of the Labour Party to win gubernatorial office in Nigeria.

He was said to have won the election on October 20, 2012 enabling him to continue in office for a second term making him the first Governor in Ondo State to win a second term election.

He on Thursday October 2, 2014 officially decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the Labour Party. He and his supporters were received back to the fold by the Vice President, Namadi Sambo, Senate President, David Mark, Deputy National Chairman, Uche Secondus and top party men at the Banquet Hall of the State House, Abuja.

He is married to Mrs. Olukemi Mimiko

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