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Odumakin: A brilliant mind gone too soon – Afenifere

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Odumakin: A brilliant mind gone too soon - Afenifere

The Pan-Yoruba sociopolitical group, Afenifere, said it is saddened by the death of its Publicity Secretary, Mr Yinka Odumakin.

Its Secretary-General, Basorun Sehinde Arogbofa, said “It’s a terrible blow. A terrible blow to me as a person because we’ve been so intimate.

“He’s been my right-hand man in Afenifere management. It’s terrible. Yinka should not have gone at this time.

“It’s a terrible blow to Afenifere and Nigeria. We’ve lost a brilliant chap with intelligent and brilliant ideas.

“This is sad, very sad. What a pity. I pity his wife Joe.’’

Meanwhile, a human rights activist and political activist, Comrade Mark Adebayo has urged the federal government to immortalize Yinka Odumakin.

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According to a press statement personally signed by Comrade Mark Adebayo, he said that the news of Yinka’s passing was not only shocking and unbelievable but utterly devastating.

“The Yoruba nation and entire the Nigeria as a country have lost one of the most brilliant stars in the African constellation. It’s sunset at noon. Yinka was a committed fighter for justice and equity in Nigeria, a cause to which he dedicated himself to up to his last breath. Let the sun dim its ray, let the breeze still its air, let the sea hold its peace, let the birds chirp in low tones, let the music stop, let mother Africa mourn for she has just lost one of her sterling offsprings. Nigeria, cry for you are bereaved. Yorubaland, wail your heart out for a great son has been taken away from you never to be seen again”.

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