Apex Igbo Socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has extended their condolences, over the death of Yinka Odumakin, the Spokesman of leading Yoruba group, Afenifere.
The Igbo group, in a press release signed by their Spokesman, Chief Alex Chiedozie Ogbonnia, stated that late Odumakin was an audacious, brilliant, proactive, predictive and forthright journalist, whose works has left his footprints in the sands of time.
They however, prayed for the peaceful and eternal repose of his soul.
The statement thus reads;
“The Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide are saddened over the death of the Afenifere Spokesman, Yinka Odumakin.
Odumakin has left his footprints in the sands of time because he was an audacious, brilliant, proactive, predictive and forthright journalist. Above all, Odumakin was a prodigious reflective irrepressible writer with strong analytical skills who stood firmly for a course of his innermost convictions.
The above sterling qualities in Odumakin were to find full expressions in the Afenifere sagacity and prominence. The formation of the Southern and Middle Belt Forum (SMBF) and various rights groups in Nigeria were watered by the Odumakin vision, courage and hard work.
The roles played by Odumakin in shaping democracy in Nigeria will not be written in footnotes but in pages if not chapters of Nigerian political history.
The President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Ambassador Prof George Obiozor sends his condolences to the Afenifere and to the wife and children of Yinka Odumakin for this irreparable loss.”