Alaigbo Dev’t Foundation mourns Odumakin, describes deceased as foremost freedom fighter

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In a statement signed by its Spokesman Hon Abia Onike, the group described late Odumakin, who until his death on Saturday, April 3, was the  Spokesman if Afenifere, the apex pan Yoruba socio-cultural organisation,  as one of the country,s finest and foremost freedom fighters.
The statement reads: “ADF hereby expresses her  deep sympathy to the wife and family of our compatriot, YINKA ODUMAKIN, who died yesterday in Lagos.””We eually extend our condolence to  Afenifere, the epic Yoruba socio-political organization, where ODUMAKIN made his mark for decades as the Spokesman. 
“The ADF further condoles the Yoruba Nation as a whole and all freedom fighters in Nigeria.
“The death of Comrade ODUMAKIN has  created a major vaccum in Nigeria’s liberation movement. He was one of our finest and foremost freedom fighters, having been groomed from his undergraduate days in the 1980s as a frontline  progressive student activist. 
“He later played prominent roles in the pro-democracy movement in the 1990s and  was in the forefront of the advocacy for a Sovereign National Conference and the quest for the restructuring of the crisis-riden Nigerian federation. 
” ODUMAKIN was a gifted journalist and columnist who deployed his media platforms  in the struggle for an equitable and just society.
“ODUMAKIN has paid his dues. His death should not slow down the fight for the liberation of Nigeria, rather it should spur and inspire all compatriots to remain focused and united in the search for a new Nigeria.”

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