President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the National Publicity Secretary of Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, describing him as a man of conviction.
Odumakin died on Saturday in Lagos of complications from COVID-19.
Buhari, in a condolence message on Saturday by his Media Adviser, Femi Adesina, commiserated with the family, friends and acquaintances of Odumakin, who was also his spokesman in 2011, when he ran for President on the platform of Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), now defunct.
The statement reads, “The President recalls Odumakin as dutiful, and a person of conviction, expressing sorrow at his demise, when he had a lot more to contribute to society and the nation at large.
“President Buhari prays God to grant repose to the soul of the departed activist, and comfort all those who mourn him.”
The deceased was a Human Rights activist who played a vital role in the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), that fought the Sani Abacha regime after the annulment of the June 12, 1993 election and a critic of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari.