Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has expressed his condolences on the death of the spokesperson of the Pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin.
According to him, his death is a painful blow to the South-West as they have lost a courageous human rights activist and fearless public commentator.
The governors Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin released a statement about the death of Odumakin.
The statement read:
“For those of us who have followed Odumakin’s trajectory in journalism and activism, he lived a good life and fought doggedly to defend the defenceless. He and his wife were always at the forefront to protest against oppressive government policies.
“As the spokesperson of the Afenifere, he discharged his duties diligently and defended the cause of the southwest passionately. He never hid his passion for the Yoruba people and was never timid to speak against any policy that would affect the generality of the nation.
“Though, the activist has gone to the join his Maker, his humane and altruistic activities while on Earth will remain indelible in our hearts.
“I commiserate with his immediate family, especially his wife and ‘Siamese twins’, Joey Odumakin, the Afenifere and indeed, the South-West. I pray that his soul finds comfort in the bosom of the Almighty God. We shall all miss Odumakin. Goodnight, Yinka!”,