Southern Groups Condole Afenifere Over Odumakin's Death - EDU-BIZNEWS


Sunday, April 4, 2021

Southern Groups Condole Afenifere Over Odumakin's Death

Top leaders of Southern and Middle Belt Forum of Nigeria, including Ohaneze Ndigbo and Pan Niger Delta Forum have  condoled Afenifere, a Pan-Yoruba Socio-Cultural Group over the loss of its Spokesman ,Dr.Yinka Odumakin who died last Saturday in Lagos,after respiratory complications

The leaders namely, the Ijaw National Leader, Chief Edwin Clerk, President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo,
Prof. George Obiozor as well as President -General of Middle Belt Forum,Dr. Pogu Bitrus and National Chairman, Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF).Senator Emmanuel Ibok-Essien expressed their sadness in a joint condolence message
The groups described the death as rude shock and painful, saying his patriotism zeal and committment to a building a Nigeria state, where fairness, equity and justice reign was unparalleled

"We the leaders of Southern and Middle Belt Forum of Nigeria, have received with shock and pain, news of the death of our National Secretary and Spokesman of Afenifere, Comrade YINKA ODUMAKIN.
We have contacted Chief Ayo Adebanjo, National Leader of Afenifere, and he has confirmed to us, that this unfortunate event occurred this morning, Saturday, 3rd April, 2021, in Lagos."

"A very versatile and cerebral journalist, Yinka, as he was simply known, was a great patriot and nationalist. Although he was an Afenifere chieftain, his commitment to building a Nigerian State, where fairness, equity and justice reigns, was unparalleled", they submitted.

They also described the late Afenifere Chieftain and Right Activist as backbone for the southern socio-cultural groups in the country groups during his days 

"For Southern Nigerian and Middle Belt Forum, Yinka was a backbone who in the past few years worked tirelessly to give the organisation both national and international visibility and recognition. He also brought clarity and common understanding to the problems bedeviling our country, aimed at providing timely solutions to them",they stated .

According to them,"Yinka has etched his name in steel in the anal of Nigerian history. He will, therefore, be remembered by all citizens as one of our greatest citizens ever"

The groups also consoled his wife, Comrade Dr. Joe Okei- ODUMAKIN who is also a Right-Activist and  the rest of the family while praying for his soul to rest in perfect peace.

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