By Akinola Emmanuel, April 3, 2023
Reknown Yoruba socio political group, Afenifere Renewal spokesperson and one of those kicking against the Presidential bid of former Lagos state governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is dead.
A family source disclosed Odumakin died from COVID-19 complications at the Intensive Care Unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), where he has been for a week.
The deceased was said to have been moved to LASUTH from the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos, when his condition deteriorated.
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, who was married to another activist, Dr. Joe Odumakin, has been one of the strongest critics of the present government.
He has consistently taken on the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government over alleged impartiality and favouritism in appointment into various offices.