BY ERIC DUMO
A former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has described the late spokesperson for Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, as one of those, who strongly fought to return democracy to Nigeria.
Tinubu made the comment while paying tribute to the activist, who passed away on Saturday morning as a result of Coronavirus complications.
In a statement on Saturday, the ex-Lagos governor said the development came to him as a rude shock.
He said, “Like millions of Nigerians, I received with profound shock the news of the death early this morning of Mr Yinka Odumakin, spokesman for Afenifere, committed fighter for democracy, dedicated civil society activist, courageous and outspoken defender of whatever ideals and principles he believed in and a patriotic citizen in every sense of the word.
“Ever since his student days, Odumakin had been fearless and unrelenting in speaking up in promoting the cause of justice and what he perceived as the best interest of the citizens of Nigeria.
“I join millions of Nigerians in condoling with Dr Odumakin and her family in this sad hour. May God comfort and strengthen them even as they take solace in the massive outpouring of grief nationwide at Yinka’s painful passage.