Yinka Odumakin Dies After Two Weeks on Ventilator

Yinka Odumakin, a human rights activist and spokesman of Afenifere, Pan-Yoruba sociocultural group, has on Saturday morning reportedly passed away.

Although details of his death were still sketchy as at the time of filing this report, a DailyTrust source claimed he died from COVID-19 complications.

The activist had been on ventilator at a treatment centre in Lagos and his case reportedly took a bad turn last week.

Odumakin played a key role in the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) that fought the regime of General Sani Abacha after the annulment of the June 12, 1993 election.

He was also one of the spokespersons of the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum (SMBLF), the body representing ethnic nationalities in the South-West, South-South, South-East and the Middle Belt.

Odumakin was married to another activist, Dr. Joe Odumakin, who has also been one of the strongest critics of the present government.

Dr Joe Odumakin

He has consistently taken on the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government over alleged impartiality and favouritism in appointment into various offices.

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