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Mimiko’s pregnancy disappeared from my womb after five months – Mother Of Ondo State Governor Reveals

Governor Mimiko, his mom and wife

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

She said that it was amazing that his son’s pregnancy suddenly disappeared while her hitherto protruded stomach became flat.
She added that the baby inside her womb was also not kicking anymore.
The governor’s mother stated this in his son’s  new book titled “Mimiko’s Odyssey: A Biography of Revelations.”
The book was presented to the public in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Wednesday.
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 said, “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, therefore, 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”.

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