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Afenifere Spokesman, Odumakin Is Dead

Yinka Odumakin, Spokesman for the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, is dead.

Odumakin died on Saturday morning in Lagos.

The deceased was also until his death, public analyst and politician.

According to Premium Times, there has not been any official comment from his family and political associates as of the time of the report.

The online paper said some reliable aides of the deceased confirmed his death.

“We are on our way to the morgue to deposit his body,” one of his aides confided in a source via telephone.

Reports say the cause of Odumakin’s death is unclear, the deceased had battled diabetes for a long time and survived diabetic-related complications many times in the past.

According to one of his associates, 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, 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.

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