This confession of how Madam Muyinat stomach that was protruded, suddenly went flat, was
captured in her son’s new book titled “Mimiko’s Odyssey: A Biography of Revelations”, which was presented yesterday in Akure, Ondo State.
She also revealed how Gov. Mimiko's dad threatened that if she didn't give birth on October 3, 1954, then he was not responsible for the pregnancy.
Here's how it was written in the book;
“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.
“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”.
The book also revealed how Gov. Mimiko's numerous political battles and triumphs, his political calculations and strategies, strength of character, courage in the face of adversity, and daring political manoeuvres, earned him the name, IROKO.