03 April 2021 by VICTORIA ABAH
The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has described as shocking the demise of the spokesperson of the Yoruba Socio-Political Group, Afenifere Mr Yinka Odumakin.
In a statement released through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Muhammed Onogwu, says Yinka’s death is not only shocking but tragic and a huge loss to the Yoruba race and the nation at large.
It describes the late Odumakin as an activist, democrat and nationalist who was dedicated to pursuing and sustaining the interest and ideologies of the Yoruba race, a course he held with passion and unrelenting convictions.
According to the statement, his progressive interest was not just restricted to his people as he had always been at the forefront of canvassing for good governance, national integration and quality leadership stressing that Odumakin used the platform available to him to preach and live an ideology of one Nigeria.
It states that Odumakin will be greatly missed for his vast intellectual prowess and irrepressible critical views about the state of the nation as he was truly a remarkable icon whose desire was the emergence of a better and greater Nigeria for all.
The statement condoles with the family, associates, friends of the late Odumakin as well as the entire Yoruba race over the demise of a worthy son who lived a life of passion and dedicated service.
It prays God to grant him eternal rest and strength for those deeply grieved by his sudden death to bear the irreplaceable loss.