Odumakin: Ortom mourns great patriot

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue says the death of the National of , Mr Yinka Odumakin, was a great lost to the nation.

Ortom, in a statement Saturday signed Chief Secretary (CPS), Mr Terver Akase, said had lost a great patriot, describing  Odumakin’s demise  as “shocking and quite painful”.

The News of (NAN) reports Odumakin died Saturday morning the Intensive Care of LASUTH.

He  was being managed for respiratory issues due to complications COVID-19, of which he had recovered about a week ago.

Ortom  said the  demised of Mr Odumakin was the end of an illustrious career marked objectivity and patriotism.

He stated that Odumakin was a voice of reason and a respected human rights activist whose contributions during the days of National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), leading to the country’s return to civil rule in 1999 would always be remembered.

He consoled the deceased’s  family, the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum (SMBLF), as well as friends and associates of the late Odumakin while praying God to grant him eternal rest. (NAN)