Breaking: Afenifere’s  Yinka Odumakin Is Dead

 

Yinka Odumakin, who was married to another activist, Dr. Joe Odumakin, will be remembered for his outspokeness against herdsmen attacks on the Southwestern Yoruba zone of Nigeria.

Spokesman of Afenifere, a Pan-Yoruba sociocultural group, Yinka Odumakin is dead. Reportedly said he died from COVID-19 complications on Saturday.

*Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin

A hard fighting activist, Odumakin has been in the fight since the days of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) that fought the regime of General Sani Abacha after the annulment of the June 12, 1993 election. Recently,  Odunmakin has been a vitriolic  critic of the All Progressives Congress’ front-line presidential aspirant, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Yinka 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.

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He has consistently taken on the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government over alleged impartiality and favouritism in appointment into various offices.

Yinka Odumakin, who was married to another activist, Dr. Joe Odumakin, will be remembered for his outspokeness against herdsmen attacks on the Southwestern Yoruba zone of Nigeria.

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