Spokesperson of the foundation in Ebonyi State, Chief Abia Onyike expressed their heart condolences in a statement in Abakaliki and opined that death of Comrade Odumakin has created a major vacuum in Nigeria’s liberation movement.
“The Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) hereby expresses her deep sympathy to the wife and family of our departed compatriot, Yinka Odumakin, who died recently in Lagos.
“We equally 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 with the Yoruba Nation as a whole and all freedom fighters in Nigeria.
“The death of Comrade Odumakin has created a major vacuum 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.
According to Onyike, the deceased freedom fighter “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-ridden 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.”