Odumakin: Wife Speaks On Afenifere’s Spokesman Death!


…’A Part Of Me Is Gone’, Says Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin 

Mr Yinka Odumakin, renowned human rights activist and the National Publicity Secretary of the pan-Yoruba Socio-political organisation, Afenifere, is dead.

His wife, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, who is also an activist has confirmed his shocking passage.

“A part of me is gone. A part of me is gone. He fought hard at the intensive care unit. Pray for me to survive this. My love is gone.

“He was OK before. Even on March 10 he was still attending meetings. He was recovering yesterday but he died this morning. I am at the intensive care unit. A part of me is gone.” The Punch quoted Mrs. Odumakin as saying in complete distraught.

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He was reported to have died of Covid-19 complications at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).

Odumakin was said to have been transferred to LASUTH from the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos, following a deterioration observed in his condition.

The activist has been widely credited for the prominent role he played as an egghead of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) that fought the military regime in the country following the annulment of the June 12, 1993 election won by late Chief M.K.O Abiola.

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He was also one of the spokespersons of the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum (SMBLF), the body representing ethnic nationalities in the South-West, South-South, South-East and the Middle Belt.

Odumakin has been one of the vociferous critics of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government on many fronts.

Recently, he had condemned at different times, the attacks by Fulani herdsmen in some Southwest communities.

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Also, the late Afenifere spokesman recently warned against attempt by the police to arrest O’odua Activist, Mr. Sunday Adeyemo, otherwise known as Igboho in the wake of the quit notice he issued to the Fulani herdsmen in Ibarapa, Oyo State.

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