Soyinka, others pay condolence visit to Odumakin’s widow

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Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, on Wednesday, paid a condolence visit to the widow of the late Afenifere Spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin, at their residence in Omole area of Lagos.

Mr Soyinka described the late Mr Odumakin as a persistent and brave fighter.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Odumakin, 56, died on Friday after battling with respiratory problems occasioned by COVID-19 complications.

In the condolence register, Mr Soyinka said: “Farewell to a doughy fighter.”

Wole Soyinka and wife of the late Afenifere spokesperson, Joe Okei-Odumakin, during a condolence vsit to the Odumakin family residence in Omole Estate, Lagos, on Wednesday.
Wole Soyinka and wife of the late Afenifere spokesperson, Joe Okei-Odumakin, during a condolence vsit to the Odumakin family residence in Omole Estate, Lagos, on Wednesday.

Similarly, a former Speaker, House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, said the late Mr Odumakin struggled for human rights and lived till end.

“Thank you for everything and rest in peace,” he prayed.

Dimeji Bankole, former Speaker of House of Representatives, wife of the late Afenifere Spokesperson , Joe Okei-Odumakin and Bisi Olatilo.
Dimeji Bankole, former Speaker of House of Representatives, wife of the late Afenifere Spokesperson , Joe Okei-Odumakin and Bisi Olatilo.

According to a veteran Nigerian broadcaster, Bisi Olatilo, “Odumakin left the way strong people leave.”

NAN reports that Mr Soyinka and others were all received by his widow, Joe Okei-Odumakin, who is also a rights campaigner and president, Women Arise. (NAN)

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