How Afenifere spokesman Yinka Odumakin died
Spokesman of pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, Mr Yinka Odumakin has died of COVID-19 complications.
His younger brother, Ademola Odumakin confirmed his demise.
The Afenifere spokesman was said to have died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Covid Isolation Centre.
Ademola said that his elder brother contracted COVID-19 about one month ago which prevented him from attending their mother’s funeral.
He was said to have died aged 59 after spending two weeks on a ventilator.
The late Afenifere spokesman was married to popular activist, Joe Okei-Odumakin. They got wedded in 1997.
He was an active member of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) which combated the brutal Sani Abacha regime in the ’90s.
He was a vocal advocate of the restructuring of the Nigerian federation, fiscal federalism, community policing and a major critic of the President Muhammadu Buhari administraion.