BREAKING: Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, dies of COVID-19

Yinka Odumakin, a spokesman of pan-Yoruba socio-political group Afenifere is dead.

Odumakin had been on ventilator at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital isolation centre after contracting the COVID-19 virus.

His wife, Mrs Joe Okei-Odumakin, confirmed that the activist died at the hospital on Saturday.

PUNCH reported that a delegation of Yoruba leaders were on their way to the residence of Afenifere leader, Ayo Adebanjo, to break the news to him.

The wife said, “A part of me is gone. A part of me is gone. He fought hard at the intensive care unit. Pray for me to survive this. My love is gone.

“He was OK before. Even on March 10 he was still attending meetings. He was recovering yesterday but he died this morning. I am at the intensive care unit. A part of me is gone.”

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