PDP stalwart mourns Odumakin

A chieftain the PDP, Dr Nnamdi Onochie, has joined scores to mourn Mr Yinka Odumakin.

Odumakin, who died April 3, was the spokesman the Yoruba Afenifere socio-cultural group.

Onochie in a statement to the News Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja Monday, expressed sorrow the passing Odumakin, a renowned activist.

He described Odumakin as a doyen of the human rights community, saying that his death had dealt a huge blow to the pro-democracy movement in Nigeria.

“The sudden departure of Mr Yinka Odumakin is a huge shock. He was hitherto, vibrant and vocal as he can be in the quest ethnic equality in Nigeria.

“He was ever candid, truthful and very dedicated to the cause of ordinary .

“Every , one is exposed to Yinka Odumakin’s honest views several issues and situations in Nigeria.’’

According to Onochie, Odumakin consistently espoused the view that thorough restructuring is the only panacea to save Nigeria from disintegration.

“The other part of Yinka is his remarkable wife, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin.

“Both have had electric effects on Nigeria and its people.

Onochie pleaded to keep Odumakin’s vision Nigeria alive and to ensure that they sustained the vision of the activist.

The PDP chieftain expressed his sympathy Odumakin’s family and his widow, praying God to give them strength at this moment of sorrow.

Odumakin, a graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, was born on Dec. 10, 1966. (NAN)