Afenifere spokesperson Odumakin is dead

Obinwannem News Afenifere spokesperson Odumakin is dead

National Publicity secretary for the Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin has passed on at the age of fifty-four (54).

Reports revealed to Obinwannem News disclosed he died of complications from coronovirus disease at the intensive care unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja on Saturday morning.

His wife, Joe Okei Odumakin said the late journalist-turned-politician “was managed for respiratory issues due to complications from Covid-19 which he had recovered a week ago,” she said.

Mr Odumakin played a major role in the National Democratic Coalition that fought the regime of late military Head of State, General Sani Abacha, after the annulment of June 12 1993, election.

He spoke tenaciously on Yoruba rights of the South-West geopolitical zone. He was also a staunch critic of the policies and programmes of the regime of the President Muhammadu Buhari.

However, just before he died he consistently condemned the activities of “criminal” Fulani herdsmen, who have been substantiated of farmland destruction, rape, killings and abduction in the South West.

Until Odumakin’s death he was the spokesman for Afenifere.

Mrs Okei Odumakin noted that burial arrangement would be announced later.

Lolo Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News

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