Tears As Governor Mimiko’s Mysterious Disappearance Shocks The World

By Post Nigeria February 18, 2017 13:33

Tears As Governor Mimiko’s Mysterious Disappearance Shocks The World

It was shocking as Madam Muyinat, mother of the outgoing Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, has said that her son disappeared from her womb, when her pregnancy was only five and a half months old.

The Governor’s mother, stated this in her son’s new book titled: “Mimiko’s Odyssey: A Biography of Revelations”, which was launched in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

Madam Muyinat said: “His birth? I had a child before him. The Governor is my second child. When his pregnancy was about five and a half months, it suddenly disappeared.

“It didn’t kick, not any sign of pregnancy in my womb again. The stomach that was protruded, suddenly went flat.”

Apart from the alleged disappearance of the Governor’s pregnancy, the book also revealed that his father, Pa. Atiku Famimikomi, took seriously ill, when his (the Governor’s) mother was carrying the pregnancy.

The ailing father was said to have insisted, that if his wife was not delivered of the baby on October 3, 1954, then he was not responsible for the pregnancy.

However, the book said that the father did not divulge the reason why he picked the date to anyone before he died.

The book further revealed: “Aside the pregnancy seemingly disappearing, as narrated by Mama Muyinat Mimiko, it is also on record that the conception of Olusegun Mimiko, coincided with when his father, Pa Atiku Mimiko, took seriously ill.

“The father, even on his sick bed, kept reiterating to whoever cared to listen, that if the child was not delivered on October 3, then it would mean that he was not responsible for the pregnancy.

“Why he was so emphatic about the date, is unknown to anyone, and may never be known, as the father did not divulge it before his demise.

According to Mama Mimiko, Pa Atiku was used to guessing the time for her deliveries, but had never been so insistent on the exact date as he did in the Governor’s case. As fate would have it, on the morning of October 3, 1954, Mama Mimiko started feeling the pangs of childbirth, and was taken to the hospital by her mother.

“She had moved to the mother’s house when the pressure from her in-laws was becoming unbearable. According to her, the family members were uncomfortable about her husband’s illness, and blamed her for it. This was compounded by her husband’s insistence on the exact date on which the child had to be born, for him to accept it.

“At noon on October 3, the child was born, and the news got to the family. The father was filled with joy and he exclaimed, ‘That is alright. Alhamdulilai, Oluwasegun!’ This was to become one of the names of the newborn.

“As is customary in most cultures, including the Islamic and Yoruba, a child is formally named on the eighth day. Eight days after his birth, Islamic clerics gathered, and the child was first named Abdulrahman, then his father named him Oluwasegun (meaning, God has given us victory), and his mother named him Abayomi (Ota i ba yomi Oluwa ni oje), meaning “but for God, my enemies would have derided me”.

The book also explained how Mimiko is now popularly known as “Iroko”.

It said: “The versatility and complexities of the personality of Iroko are invoked in the socio-political character of Olusegun Mimiko, who had named his farm Iroko Farm, because the Iroko is generally perceived as the King of the forest.

“Following his numerous political battles and triumphs, his political calculations and strategies, strength of character, courage in the face of adversity, and daring political manoeuvres, Mimiko has been transformed in the eyes of his followers, into that feared and revered Iroko man in Yoruba mythology, with his superhuman capacities.

“The name Iroko, by spontaneous popular concession, buoyed by Mimiko’s political exploits, has been foisted on him to emphasise his indomitable political adventures and politicking, especially after facing internal and external opponents in his re-election bid and triumphing gallantly.”

Mimiko, whose tenure would expire as the Governor of Ondo State, on February 23, also explained how he became a politician.

He said his first political party, was the defunct Unity Party of Nigeria, but explained that he joined the faction under the leadership of the late former Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Chief Akin Omoboriowo.