ACF condoles Afenifere over demise of Spokesman, Odumakin



Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has condoled Yoruba socio-political , Afenifere, over demise of its Spokesman and activist, Mr Yinka Odumakin.

ACF Publicity Secretary, Mr Yawe, in a statement on Saturday in Kaduna, described the news of Odumakin’s as a rude shock to the forum.

“While he was alive, Odumakin held on to views strongly. We often disagreed with on many . Our disagreements were, however, on principle and not personal.

“The fundamental difference is that Afenifere  admits only descendants of Oduduwa as members, while we in ACF admit even descendants of Oduduwa who are northerners,” he said.

According to , accommodating hundreds of ethnic groups has made it difficult to always agree with a whose membership is limited to one ethnic .

“We had hoped that Odumakin will live long enough to work for and see the new day. today has robbed us of that opportunity.

“We pray for the repose of soul and family and colleagues in Afenifere. We shall certainly miss ,” Yawe said. (NAN)