Odumakin Was A ‘Doughty Fighter’ – Wole Soyinka Says

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Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has described the late spokesman of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, as a “doughty fighter”.

Soyinka yesterday paid a condolence visit to widow of late Afenifere spokesman at their residence in Omole area of Lagos.

He described late Odumakin as a persistent and brave fighter.

The late Odumakin, 56, died on Friday after battling with respiratory problems occasioned by COVID-19 complications.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that in the condolence register, Soyinka wrote, “Farewell to a doughy fighter”.

In a related development, a former Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Dimeji Bankole, said late Odumakin struggled for human rights and lived till end.

“Thank you for everything and rest in peace,” he prayed.

According to a veteran Nigerian broadcaster, Mr Bisi olatilo, “Odumakin left the way strong people leave.”

NAN reported that Soyinka and others were all received by his widow, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, also rights campaigner and president, Women Arise