Afenifere spokesman, Odumakin is dumb

The Nationwide Publicity Secretary for the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, is dumb.

Mr Odumakin, a public analyst, activist and politician, died of complications from coronavirus illness on the intensive care unit of the Lagos Deliver College Instructing Clinic (LASUTH), Ikeja, on Saturday morning.

A observation issued by his wife, Joe Okei-Odumakin, illustrious that the gradual journalist-turned politician, “was managed for respiratory disorders attributable to complications from COVID-19 which he had recovered from about per week within the past.”

Mrs Okei-Odumakin, who illustrious that the burial affiliation would possibly presumably perchance presumably be announced later, gave Mr Odumakin’s age as 54.

In preserving and not utilizing a doubt one of many deceased’s associates, Mr Odumakin had within the closing two weeks told journalists he would no longer be ready to buy calls attributable to his failing well being. He reportedly offered an accomplice to be responsible of his decent communications.

Additionally, a pair of month within the past, Mr Odumakin fell significantly ill all the draw by a talk over with to the Governor of Osun Deliver, Gboyega Oyetola. The authorities promptly replied by offering him emergency scientific care.

He without extend returned to Lagos after he was stabilised by scientific personnel.

His existence and times

Born on December 10, 1966, Mr Odumakin hails from Moro, Ife North Native Authorities Space of Osun Deliver. It’s miles the identical town the put the Particular Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, hails from.

The deceased, who studied English Language from the College of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo College (OAU), Ile-Ife, graduated in 1989.

While on the university, the deceased served because the public family officer of the university’s students union.

He was employed by The Punch Newspaper as a reporter, and later joined The Guardian Newspapers.

Mr Odumakin resigned from the Guardian in 1993 and established Effective Firm Runt, a media and publishing company in partnership with fellow journalist and a former schoolmate, Femi Ige.

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Mr Ige, who also resigned from The Guardian in 1994, later returned to the mainstream media and was the chief working officer on the now rested Newswatch Dailies.

Talking completely with our reporter on the cell phone, Mr Ige stated he had lost a buddy. He stated their company was accountable for the e-newsletter of some books.

He was part of the Nationwide Democratic Coalition that fought the regime of gradual navy head of bid, Sani Abacha, after the annulment of the June 12, 1993 election.

He also took part, alongside his wife, within the Nationwide Conference which held in Abuja in 2014.

Mr Odumakin, who was appointed the spokesman for the presidential advertising and marketing campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2011, later turned his again on Mr Buhari in 2015 when he supported the then outgoing President, Goodluck Jonathan.

In 1997, Mr. Odumakin married his wife, and to boot they’re blessed with children.

Till his loss of life, Mr Odumakin was spokesman for Afenifere and had been vocal about Nigeria’s relate.

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