Odumakin’s death is a great loss to Yoruba race – Gov. Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has described the death of the National Publicity Secretary of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, as a personal loss of a good brother and a great loss to the Yoruba race.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa says Mr Odumakin’s death has created a huge vacuum in Yoruba land and Nigeria.

Governor Makinde who stated that the news of Odumakin’s passage came as a rude shock that had left him in a sad mood, commiserated with Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, wife of the late Afenifere chieftain, the Odumakin family, members of Afenifere and the entire Yoruba nation.

He described the late Afenifere spokesman as a true Yoruba son, who embodied the ethos of Omoluabi, a dogged and true fighter of the Yoruba cause and an advocate of good governance.

Governor Makinde said the values and ideals that late Odumakin fought for in his lifetime had not died with him.

Iyabo Adebisi

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