The National Publicity Secretary of the Pan-Yoruba group- Afenifere, Yinka Odumakinn has died early Saturday at the intensive care unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).
The 56 year old outspoken Odumakin died due to a respiratory failure despite showing signs of recovery from complications he suffered from COVID-19, Joe Odumakin, wife of the deceased revealed in a statement.
Joe, in a shaky voice while confirming the passing of her husband told The Nations that a big part of her is gone.
She described him as an “irreplaceable soulmate”, stating he died of complications from respiratory issues due to complications from COVID-19 from which she claimed he already recovered from.
In a statement on Saturday, She said: “With gratitude to the Supreme Being for a life well spent, I announce the passing on of my beloved husband, Comrade Yinka Odumakin to the great beyond after a brief illness.
“The sad event happened this morning (Saturday, 3/4/2021) at the intensive care unit of LASUTH where he was being managed for respiratory issues due to complications from COVID-19 which he had recovered from about a week ago.
“I appreciate the outpouring of grief and sympathy from home and abroad as I mourn my irreplaceable soul mate.
“I urge us all to remain steadfast in the cause of the masses to which he dedicated his life.
“Burial arrangement will be made public in due course.”