Odumakin lived fulfilled life, fought for downtrodden – Lagos PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State has mourned the death of the Spokesman of a pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin.

The PDP Publicity Secretary in the state, Taofik Gani, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Lagos that Odumakin spoke and fought for the masses.

“Yinka Odumakin lived a fulfilled life, fighting and for the downtrodden, devalued ethnic groups and the nation at large.

“We cannot forget outspokenness on national issues and fight for equal rights amongst ethnic nationalities. He spoke truth to power,” he said

The PDP spokesman added that Odumakin surprised the party he was invited as speaker at a Democracy Day symposium. He honoured the invitation and spoke the truth to the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and PDP.

“A rare breed, Odumakin will be missed. We hope the nation can have many of kind to the vacuum created by death,” Gani said.

Gani, who said that the party commiserated with Afenifere, Odumakin’s family and civil society organisations, praying God to grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.

NAN reports that Odumakin reportedly died of complications from COVID-19 at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja in the early hours of Saturday. (NAN)