President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family, friends and acquaintances of Yinka Odumakin, spokesman of Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere.
Odumakin was also spokesman to the then Gen Buhari in 2011, when he ran for President on the platform of Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), now defunct.
The President recalls Odumakin as dutiful, and a person of conviction, expressing sorrow at his demise, when he had a lot more to contribute to society and the nation at large.
President Buhari prays God to grant repose to the soul of the departed activist, and comfort all those who mourn him.
… A Great Voice For Equity is Gone – Jonathan
Jonathan in a statement issued by his Media Aide, Ikechukwu Eze, in Abuja, described Odumakin as a courageous patriot and rights crusader who contributed so much to the development of the nation.
In a message titled ‘A Great Voice for Equity is Gone’, the former president said that the deceased “played active roles in the years of activism that birthed and stabilised civil rule in our country”.
“I received with sadness the news of the death of Odumakin.
“He was a courageous patriot and rights crusader who gave his all to the struggle for a better Nigeria.
Jonathan said that Odumakin exited the world with rich democratic credentials, having played active roles in the years of activism that birthed and stabilised civil rule in our country.
… Yinka Odumakin was a patriot – Atiku
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, says he received the news of the death of “my younger brother and friend, Yinka Odumakin with a rude shock.
He described Odumakin as a patriot and strong believer in the promotion of good governance, democracy and the rule of law.
“I sympathize with all Nigerians who share these same values with Odumakin, especially the Afenifere group of which Yinka was the publicity secretary – a role he played with so much commitment and admiration.
I condole with his wife, Dr (Mrs) Joe Okei Odumakin and his children and pray that God will grant him eternal rest.