The member representing Obokun Oriade Federal Constituency of Osun State in the National Assembly, Dr Busayo Oluwole Oke has described the demise of renowned Nigerian rights activist, social critic and Afenifere Spokesman, Mr Yinka Odumakin as a painful loss to the nation.

 Dr Oke made this known in a statement he personally issued in Abuja today.

He said late Odumakin’s antecedents as a rugged fighter for the country’s democracy and absolute commitment to ensuring Nigeria becomes a first class nation, was apparent to all.

While describing the deceased as a hater of oppression and a thorn in the flesh of tyrants, he further noted he was always at the forefront of the common good of Nigerians and the country.

Dr Oluwole Oke recalled that the late Odumakin was a strong voice that continually championed the freedom of vast Nigerian citizens from the yoke of oppressive elements in government, expressing grief at his demise, as he still had a lot to offer to make Nigeria great.

He prayed that God Almighty in his infinite mercies should grant the repose of the deceased’s soul and provide strength for family, friends and acquaintances mourning him.

Folake Oye


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