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A part of me is gone, pray for me – Odumakin’s wife


Activist Joe Okei-Odumakin, the wife of spokesman for pan-Yoruba group Afenifere Yinka Odumakin, has requested prayers to “survive” the loss of her husband.

Odumakin died on Saturday at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital isolation centre.

“A part of me is gone. A part of me is gone. He fought hard at the intensive care unit. Pray for me to survive this. My love is gone,” his wife told PUNCH.

“He was OK before. Even on March 10, he was still attending meetings. He was recovering yesterday (Friday) but he died this morning. I am at the intensive care unit. A part of me is gone.”

The newspaper also reported that a delegation of Yoruba leaders were on their way to the residence of Afenifere leader Ayo Adebanjo to break the news to him.

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Meanwhile, the Minister of state for labour and employment, Festus Keyamo, on Saturday, mourned Yinka Odumakin.

Keyamo said Odumakin’s death was a personal loss to him, adding that he knew the deceased and his wife Joe Okei-Odumakin before they met and got married.