Gbaja, Sanwo-Olu, Adebanjo, others eulogise Odumakin

NOTABLE Nigerians, including Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila; Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; former Ondo State governor Dr. Olusegun Mimiko; Afenifere leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo; Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams; former Anambra State governor, Mr. Peter Obi; former Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun; former President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Mr. John Nwodo, yesterday, paid glowing tributes to late Afenifere spokesperson, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, describing him as a committed Nigerian, who struggled for justice.

They spoke on the day of Tributes and Service of Songs for the late Odumakin, held at the Police College in Ikeja, Lagos.

Odumakin’s quality is rare—Adebanjo

Afenifere leader, Pa Adebanjo, who urged Nigerians to emulate Odumakin’s lifestyle, described him as a selfless and committed person, who struggled for justice.

Adebanjo said: “As a human, it is difficult to replace Yinka but I pray God replaces him for Nigeria. He was not a fake activist, but a true activist who believed in a good cause and true democracy.

“We are not gathered to mourn his age but to celebrate what Yinka stood for.”