The Transition Monitoring Group, TMG has commiserated with the family of Yinka Odumakin, the late spokesperson of the Pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere describing his death as a colossal loss to the entire nation.
GreenWhiteGreen GWG had reported that Odumakin died on Saturday following a bout with COVID-19 from which he had recovered from only recently.
His death has been bemoaned by both foes and fans across the polity.
Responding to the death, TMG speaking through its chairperson, Dr. Abiola Afolabi-Akiyode said:
“TMG received the death of Comrade Yinka Odumakin with rude shock and as a colossal loss too much to bear for the entire nation. Comrade Odumakin was a relentless fighter, activist of repute and public intellectual whose penchant for a just and fair Nigeria knew no bound. He spoke tenaciously for the rights of Nigerians, particularly his people in the south-west geopolitical zone.
“Late Odumakin amongst other things was a frontliner on the call for fiscal federalism and political restructuring of the country as a panacea to some of the socio-economic misery that have been bedevilling Nigeria in recent times.
“He had consistently engaged the polity in the last two decades pushing for sustainable reforms that will bring lasting solutions to Nigerian many crisis.
“Late Odumakin will be sorely missed by all, especially the progressives for his pragmatic style of politics and contributions to debates on contemporary national issues in Nigeria. His indelible legacy as an activist will remain in our hearts for a long time.
“Once again, we sympathize with his wife, Dr Joe Okey Odumakin, his son, associates and the entire civil/human rights community in Nigeria,” TMG said.