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Odumakin: Kukah pays condolence visit to late Afenifere spokesman’s widow in Lagos


Odumakin: Kukah pays condolence to late Afenifere spokesman's widow in Lagos

Bishop Mathew Kukah of Sokoto Catholic Diocese on Sunday breezed into the Omole residence of Dr Joe Okei -Odumakin, widow of late Afenifere Spokesman, Mr Yinka Odumakin on a condolence visit.

The former activist and Afenifere image-maker, died on April 2 at the age of 54, after a brief illness.

After some soothing words of consolation and encouragement to the widow, Kukah wrote in the condolence register, “We will remember you not with tears but with joy and hope.

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“In a short time that you joined the race for a democratic Nigeria, you logged on so many miles.

“The journey goes on and the road is better and clearer because of the footprints you left behind as a light to a new generation.

“The future is in the Lord’s hands. It’s ours to build.”

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The priest also prayed with the widow, who is also the President of Women Arise, her children and family that the peace of God would not depart from them.

“May God receive Yinka mercifully and give him rest.“I pray for Joe, the children and all of us who loved you so dearly, peace be with you,” Kukah prayed.

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Shortly before he announced his exit, Bishop Kukah presented a portrait of the ‘Virgin Mary and Infant Jesus’ to the widow.