Joe Okei-Odumakin threatens to name people using her husband’s name for wrong, selfish reasons

Joe Okei-Odumakin threatens to name people using her husband’s name for wrong, selfish reasons

Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, the widow of the late spokesman of the pan-Yoruba sociopolitical group, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, has threatened to expose those who are using the name of her late husband to solicit funds.

Okei-Odumakin, on Thursday, asked the detractors to desist from such acts.

In a statement she personally issued on behalf of the family on Friday, she appealed to those who kept using her late husband's name for wrong and selfish reasons to stop doing so.

She further added that though the family does not wish to call people out at this point, it might be very direct if such abuse continues, the Nigerian Tribune reports.

The statement, entitled: "As our hero, Yinka Odumakin, goes to glory…" reads:

"After a life dedicated to intense struggle for justice, fairness and natural identity, we reconcile ourselves to a great void which would not be filled.

"We also dedicate ourselves to the duty of honouring his core convictions. It will be compulsory for us to go beyond piecemeal records to a compendium. A corpus that exhaustively sums up the essential Yinka Odumakin.

"More importantly, a Yinka Odumakin Foundation shall be established to keep his benefits, his legacy to mankind beyond the grave.

"But we must express our unceasing gratitude to everyone for uncommon outpouring of empathy, solidarity and support in many ways.

"From the Federal Government to states and his friends, older and younger. His associates and comrades all too numerous to mention, we thank you all. We are grateful.

"We must also appeal to those who keep using Yinka Odumakin's name for wrong and selfish reasons to please stop. We do not wish to call people out at this point but we might be very direct if such abuse continues.

"Once again we thank you all and pray that we share more cheering events ahead."

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