The National Publicity Secretary for the Pan Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, died today Saturday April 3, 2021 10:10 am.
He died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) after a brief illness. Mr Odumakin, a public analyst, activist and politician. Mr Odumakin had long battled diabetes and survived complications in the past.
The deceased wife Mrs. Joe Okei Odumakin statement read; “A PART OF ME IS GONE! With gratitude to the Supreme Being for a life well spent, I announce the passing on of my beloved husband, Comrade Yinka Odumakin to the great beyond after a brief illness”.
“The sad event happened this morning (Saturday, 3/4/2021) at the intensive care unit of LASUTH where he was being managed for respiratory issues due to complications from COVID-19 which he had recovered from about a week ago”.
“I appreciate the outpouring of grief and sympathy from home and abroad as I mourn my irreplaceable soulmate. I urge us all to remain steadfast in the cause of the masses to which he dedicated his life. Burial arrangement will be made public in due course”, she concluded.
“We are on our way to the morgue to deposit his body,” one of his aides confided in a source via telephone.
However, the politician battled diabetes for a long time and survived diabetic-related complications many times in the past.
According to one of his associates, Mr Odumakin had in the last two weeks told journalists he would not be able to pick calls due to his failing health, and introduced an associate to be in charge of his official communications.
Also, about a month ago, Mr Odumakin fell critically ill during a visit to the Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola. The government promptly responded by offering him emergency medical care.
He immediately returned to Lagos after he was stabilised by medical personnel.