Mourning: Yinka Odumakin is Dead

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Yinka Odumakin, the spekesperson  of the Pan-Yoruba sociocultural group, Afenifere is dead.

The human rights activist reportedly died after a brief illness at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital at 56

News of his death was confirmed to the media by his wife, Mrs Joe Okei-Odumakin, on Saturday, April 3.

Details of his death are still sketchy but a source close to the family said that he died from COVID-19 complications, a claim that cannot be independently verified at the time of filing this report.

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Odumakin would be remebered in the roles he played in the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) that fought the regime of General Sani Abacha after the annulment of the June 12, 1993 election.

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 married to another activist, Dr. Joe Odumakin, has been one of the strongest critics of the present government.

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