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Odumakin: A man of conviction – Buhari


The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), on Saturday commiserated with family, friends, and acquaintances of the spokesman of Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin.

A statement by the Special Adviser to the President, Media & Publicity, Femi Adesina, said Odumakin was also spokesman to the then Gen Buhari in 2011 when he ran for President on the platform of Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), now defunct.

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Adesina said,

“The President recalls Odumakin as dutiful, and a person of conviction, expressing sorrow at his demise, when he had a lot more to contribute to society and the nation at large.

“President Buhari prays God to grant repose to the soul of the departed activist, and comfort all those who mourn him.”

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Also, former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Saturday, paid a condolence visit to the leader of the pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, on the demise of the National Publicity Secretary of the group, Yinka Odumakin.

Obasanjo visited the nonagenarian at his Lagos residence to commiserate with him on the death of Odumakin.

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Adebanjo had in a tweet described the death of the Afenifere spokesman as “too heavy to bear”.

Odumakin spoke tenaciously for the rights of the Yoruba and the people of the South-West geopolitical zone. He was also a staunch critic of the policies and programmes of the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd).