SOKAPU mourns Odumakin, says he fought for good governance and justice


The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) has described Yinka Odumakin, the late spokeman of Afenifere as a “fierce fighter for good governance, justice and democracy.
In a statement on on Sunday, the President of SOKAPU, Mr. Jonathan Asake, said news of the death of Odumakin was shocking! According Asake, news of Odumakin demise “hit the people of Southern Kaduna with great shock and sadness.”
He said, “Odumakin was a fierce fighter for good governance, justice and democracy, not only for his people, but the entire country. “He was the bridge between the Yoruba of South West and Southern Kaduna, rallying support for us and influencing many other people of high moral and social standing to speak against the genocide and other injustices that Southern Kaduna has been suffering”.
Asake noted that Odumakin’s “intellectual capacity and the mass media were his greatest weapons which he consistently used against oppression by tormenting the oppressors consciences almost throughout his lifetime”.
The statement said, “SOKAPU shall never forget his visit to one of our IDP Camps on 8th August, 2020, alongside leaders of the Middle Belt Forum (MBF), Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) and Ohaneze Ndi Igbo.
“His comforting words to thousands of our traumatised people and his strong message to those responsible for their plight and the Government still remains fresh on our minds and we shall ever remain grateful.”
Asake said “without the courageous voices of noble persons like Odumakin, tyranny in Nigeria would have been far worse today.”
He lamented that Odumakin’s death “is a great lose to all men and women who love peace, justice, development and good governance.”
The statement said, “SOKAPU mourns his passing away very deeply and pray that God console his wife, Mrs Okei-Odumakin, children, his extended family, human rights groups, Afinefere and those who love him and cherish what he stood for. Rest in Eternal Peace, brave warrior”.


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