Odumakin was a doughty fighte -Soyinka


Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, on Wednesday, paid a condolence visit to widow of late Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, at their residence in Omole area of Lagos.


Soyinka described late Odumakin as a persistent and brave fighter.


The late Odumakin, 56, died on Friday after battling with respiratory problems occasioned by COVID-19 complications.


In the condolence register, Soyinka said, “Farewell to a doughy fighter”.


Similarly, a former Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Dimeji Bankole, said late Odumakin struggled for human rights and lived till end.

According to a veteran Nigerian broadcaster, Mr Bisi olatilo, “Odumakin left the way strong people leave.”


NAN reports that Soyinka and others were all received by his widow, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, also rights campaigner and president, Women Arise.



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