Tears As Afenifere Spokesman, Yinka Odumakin Goes Home - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Friday, April 23, 2021

Tears As Afenifere Spokesman, Yinka Odumakin Goes Home






A mid tears from mournful faces of associates, the activists community and relatives, spokesperson for the yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Mr Yinka Odumakin, began his final journey home on Saturday morning to be with his creator.

Earlier,  his remains were laid in state at the Police College in Ikeja, Lagos State with hundreds of 
prominent Nigerians and human rights activists joining his widow, Dr.Joe Okei-Odumakin to pay torrents of tributes to him.

Among those who attended the Service of Songs in honour of Odumakin included Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and former Govetnor of  Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.

Also in attendance were the Acting leader of Afenifere, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, federal lawmakers – Wale Raji and James Faleke, as well as former governorship candidate Jimi Agbaje.

Mr Odumakin died on April 2 at the Intensive Care Unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) where he was being managed for respiratory challenges arising from issues complications due to  COVID-19.

He will be buried on Saturday in his home town, Moro, in Osun State.

The late activist has been described by many as courageous, audacious, frank, consistent, and a truth-teller who spoke fearlessly for the values he believed in.

He participated as a member of the 2014 National Conference and pushed for the restructuring of Nigeria – an agenda he fought stoutly until he breathed his last.

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