The Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola has commiserated with the Pan Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, over the demise of its spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin, who died in the early hours of Saturday.
He described Odumakin’s death as a great loss to Yorubaland and the nation at large, noting that his contributions to the enthronement and growth of democracy in Nigeria would not be forgotten.
Oyetola in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, also condoled the wife of the deceased, Dr. Joe Odumakin, his children, and the entire family.
According to the Governor, the late activist was an advocate of justice, fairness, good governance, and a better Nigeria.
He said: “On behalf of the Government and good people of the State of Osun, I commiserate with the Afenifere Group over the demise of Yinka Odumakin. I also condole his wife, Dr. Joe, his children, and the entire Odumakin family over this tragic occurrence.
“The death of Yinka Odumakin is a great loss to Yorubaland and Nigeria as a whole. His contributions to the enthronement and growth of democracy in the country will never be forgotten.
“It is my prayer that God Almighty will comfort his family and loved ones and grant his soul eternal rest.”