ACF mourns Afenifere Spokesman, Odumakin

The Consultative ACF expressed sadness over the death of Yinka Odumakin, the spokesman of the Afenifere

ACF said this in a statement signed by its spokesman, Emmanuel Yawe on Saturday

The statement said, “While he alive, Yinka held on to his views strongly. We often disagreed with him on issues. Our disagreements were however on principle and not personal.

“The fundamental difference is the Afenifere admits only descendants of Oduduwa as members, while we in the ACF admit even descendants of Oduduwa who are northerners. The nature of our membership, accomodating hundreds of ethnic groups has made it difficult to always agree with a whose membership is limited to one ethnic .

“We to hope the AFENIFERE will one day turn a new leaf and see issues not from the narrow and limited perspective of one ethnic but from the broad perspective of a multi ethnic federal republic.

Yawe added, “We had hoped Odumakin will live long enough to work for and see the new day.

“His death today has robbed of that opportunity. We however pray for the CONDOLENCE of his family and his in AFENIFERE. We shall certainly miss him.”