Gov Fayemi mourns Afenifere spokesperson, Odumakin
Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has mourned the death of Mr. Yinka Odumakin, the renowned activist and spokesperson of the Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, describing the news of his passing as tragic and deeply devastating.
Odumakin, according to his family, passed away on Saturday morning after battling COVID-19 complications. He was aged 59.
Dr. Fayemi in a statement said the Yorubas and indeed Nigeria have lost a truly patriotic citizen, a fearless activist who consistently spoke truth to power and a man of the people who championed the cause of his people till he breathed his last.
He described the death of the Afenifere spokesperson as a personal loss to him, having had a long-standing working relationship with the deceased and his spouse, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin since the period of the pro-democracy struggle in the nineties.
“This is a very sad day. The Yorubas and indeed Nigeria have lost an…