Condolences trooped in on the internet in the early hours of today after it was announced that the National Publicity Secretary for the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, is dead. His death was confirmed in a statement by Joe Okei-Odumakin, his wife. She disclosed that Odumakin died of complications from coronavirus disease at the intensive care unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, on Saturday morning. He’s 54 years of age.
Social media users and concerned Nigerians have sent in their condolences. See some below:
Death is not when you can no longer breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbondioxide, death is when you cannot speak in the face of injustice & tyranny because you are afraid to die.
You live on Yinka Odumakin!
May God give your family the fortitude to bear the loss.
Rest in peace pic.twitter.com/L4N9lTS2Hh
— Aisha Yesufu (@AishaYesufu) April 3, 2021
Yinka Odumakin actually lived
He stood for what he believed in till the very end. Huge loss to the Yoruba, and Nigeria at large. We will miss the fearless Patriot. pic.twitter.com/G6oAyNSTtE
— Premier (@SodiqTade) April 3, 2021
Death is a necessary end! Sad to announce this passing of a friend and fighter, Yinka Odumakin. Rest in Power, Senior Comrade! pic.twitter.com/ubasBReDuP
— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) April 3, 2021
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) April 3, 2021
My dear sister @DrJoeOdumakin needs all the comfort and grace only God can give at the shocking passing of my friend and brother, Yinka Odumakin. Yinka, a man who not only had courage of conviction but ever fearlessly acted on it. He was a Voice of Truth. They never die✍🏾 pic.twitter.com/kxipZQUNeG
— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) April 3, 2021
Yinka Odumakin was part of the earliest people who saw Tinubu for the scam that he is and he was resolute till the end. A fine man with high level of discipline, Yinka Odumakin could have become a Billionaire by worshipping Tinubu. He refused to!
— Tosin #ENDSARS (@Donteewrites) April 3, 2021
Yinka Odumakin;It’s unusual for me to send a message to comrade Yinka without a response.That happened just yesterday.A principled activist,a dogged fighter and a distinguished Journalist he was.We lost an indomitable & irrepressible voice for justice.May his soul Rest In Peace.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) April 3, 2021