Kukah described the late Odumakin as a light to the new generation.
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That was the outpouring of a completely unbelieving and shattered Joe, on receiving the news that her husband of over two decades was no more.
The admonition was given by Olayinka Agboola, the Publisher of Parrot Xtra Magazine and PMParrot.com, in an open letter he addressed to the number one citizen of Osun State
Governor Makinde stated this while paying tribute to the late Afenifere chieftain during a funeral service held at the Origbo Anglican Grammar School, Moro, Osun State.
The Oba, represented by Kemade Elugbade, at the funeral service for Odumakin in Moro, described the late Afenifere chieftain as an unforgettable patriotic descendant of Oduduwa and a positive factor in Nigeria’s democracy.
Owolade gave assurance at a funeral service for Odumakin at the Origbo Anglican Grammar School, Moro, Osun, on Saturday.
This was done during a short reception ceremony at Asejire, the border town of Osun and Oyo States.
Sanwo-Olu said this on Thursday at the Service of Songs and Tributes for the late activist, held at the Police College, Ikeja, Lagos.
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.
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.
The governor said Odumakin during his lifetime, did his best through several struggles and interventions to make Nigeria a better country and therefore urged people to stand firm and ensure that the legacy of the late Afenifere spokesman is built upon.
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.
February 20, earlier this year, was the last time I had a telephone conversation with him. He was his natural self. He could be vivacious when excited and could also be dead sober, if the matter requires it. I never had any premonition it would be our last conversation.
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.
In a statement on Wednesday, the chairman of the group, Femi Falana (SAN), said it is contradictory for the president to go abroad for medicare when billions of naira are allocated to the health sector every year, apart from the huge amount of money credited to the Presidential Clinic in Aso Rock.
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.
Okei-Odumakin, a rights activist, in another tribute to her late husband, said it was important to immediately put the record straight in the spirit of truth that Odumakin stood for.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Odumakin and Chukwuma, human rights activists and leaders, died within a few hours interval on Saturday.