The late Ayo Fasanmi died in 2020 at the age of 94.
MURIC’s appeal was issued on Wednesday, 28th July, 2021 by the director of the organisation, Professor Ishaq Akintola.
Afenifere had compared Igboho’s current travail in Benin Republic to that of Prophet Muhammad in Madinah.
He said this on Sunday, in Abuja, at an expanded meeting of the forum with the theme, “State of the Nation and Preparations toward 2023 General Elections”.
Tofowomo, in a statement by his Media Aide, Olumide Akinrinlola, on Friday in Okitipupa said the choice of Ebiseni would add value to Afenifere.
Okei-Odumakin stated this on Thursday at the Service of Songs and Tributes for the late activist, at the Police College, Ikeja, Lagos.
Gbajabiamila made this remark at the Lying-in-State, Service of Songs and Tributes for the late spokesman of the pan- Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, in Lagos.
Speaking on Arise TV programme, leader of the organisation, Ayo Adebanjo, said the 1999 Constitution is skewed to favour a section of the country and was responsible for the agitations for secession by some separatist groups in southern Nigeria.
The rights activist, in an announcement on behalf of the family, said that the lying-in-state, tributes and service of songs would hold on Thursday at Police College, Ikeja from 11 a.m.
Okei-Odumakin, a rights activist, made the announcement of the order of funeral rites available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Lagos.
The group rose from an urgent meeting on Thursday to honour the deceased, who in his life was the chairman of the strategic department of the South-West Security Stakeholders Group.
Soyinka described late Odumakin as a persistent and brave fighter.
This is coming on the heels of a viral statement by the leader of South West Agenda, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, purporting that his group secured the support of Afenifere for its candidate during a visit to Pa Reuben Fasoranti, erstwhile Afenifere leader, on Tuesday.
Fasoranti stated this while receiving members of the South-West Agenda for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (SWAGA 23), who paid him a courtesy visit in his country home in Akure, Ondo State.
The Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, stated this on Tuesday when he led other officials of the State on a condolence visit to the Omole home of the Odunmakins on behalf of the state government.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Odumakin and Chukwuma, human rights activists and leaders, died within a few hours interval on Saturday.
It described Odumakin as an unrelenting progressive and activist whose commitment to human rights and social justice was without doubt.
Chukwuma, one of the leaders of the Nigerian civil society movement, died on Saturday during a brief illness, few hours after the spokesperson for Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, also passed away.
In a statement, he described the late Afenifere spokesman as bright and outspoken, a study in courage and fearlessness.
In a statement signed by the Publicity Secretary of the group, Mogaji Gboyega Adejumo, the group described the late Odumakin as a warrior who is forthright, steadfast and diligent in serving the Yorùbá interest.