PANDEF mourns demise of Yinka Odumakin

…condoles bereaved family

Yinka Odumakin, a dogged fighter, unforgettable hero— Ooni 
Yinka Odumakin

By Chioma Onuegbu, Uyo

The Apex socio-cultural organisation of the South-South geopolitical zone, Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, has expressed sadness over the demise of late Yinka Odumakin who died on April 3, 2021, from COVID-19 complications.

PANDEF in a statement signed by its National Chairman, Senator Emmanuel Ibokessien, and made available to Vanguard yesterday in Uyo described the deceased as a true nationalist and an irrepressible advocate for truth and justice.

RELATED:  Agege Pen Cinema bridge ready February, 2021, Sanwo-Olu assures residents

The forum conveyed its condolences to the wife of late Odumakin, the entire family, as well as the leadership of Afenifere where until his death, he served as its National Secretary.

ALSO READ: As vaccines rollout progresses, COVAX worries over shortage of doses

The statement reads, “The National Chairman, Senator Emmanuel Ibokessien, on behalf of the National Leader, the Board of Trustees(BoT), entire Executive Committee and members of Pan Niger Delta Forum, (PANDEF) convey our profound condolences to the leadership of Afenifere as well as the wife, Dr Joe Okei- Odumakin, and family of late Yinka Odumakin over his demise.

RELATED:  Youth leader mercilessly flogged in public for raping a young girl in Delta community (photos/video)

“PANDEF is deeply saddened by his untimely passing. We will greatly miss his unequivocal voice and prolific writings on issues of good governance and rule of law. He is gone, but yet he will live on in the hearts of many.

ALSO READ: Gunmen abduct Chinese expatriates in Osun, shoot guards

” Yinka Odumakin was a dedicated and steadfast crusader for national concord and a better Nigeria. He was a true nationalist, an irrepressible advocate for truth and justice.

RELATED:  Two Nigerian soldiers propose to their girlfriends on the street in Delta (photos)

” He played a pivotal role in the Southern and Middle Belt Forum. Yinka’s death is a great loss not only to his family, Afenifere and the Yoruba Nation but to all true patriots and nationalists.

“Our prayers and thoughts are with his family, friends and the leadership of Afenifere. May God Almighty grant his loyal and committed soul eternal rest”.

Vanguard News Nigeria

The post PANDEF mourns demise of Yinka Odumakin appeared first on Vanguard News.

Receive Updates

No spam guarantee.

I agree to have my personal information transfered to GetResponse ( more information )