Spokesman of Afenifere, a Pan-Yoruba sociocultural group, and a political activist, Yinka Odumakin is dead.
Odumakin died on Saturday at age 56. He died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital after a brief illness.
The political activist reportedly died of complications from COVID-19.
He was said to have been battling underlying conditions such as diabetes before the COVID-19 attack.
His wife, Mrs Joe Okei-Odumakin, was also quoted to have confirmed the news of the death.
“A part of me is gone. A part of me is gone. He fought hard at the intensive care unit. Pray for me to survive this. My love is gone.”
“He was OK before. Even on March 10, he was still attending meetings. He was recovering yesterday but he died this morning. I am at the intensive care unit. A part of me is gone”
This is coming few week after the National Leader of the Pan Yoruba Socio-Political Group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti stepped down from the position.
95-year-old Fasoranti cited old age as the reason for his stepping down, noting that the group needs a vibrant and active person to drive it