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ODUMAKIN: NIGERIA HAS LOST A PATRIOT – GOV ORTOM

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom describes the death of the National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Mr Yinka Odumakin as shocking and quite painful.

Governor Ortom says the demise of Mr Odumakin is the end of an illustrious career marked by objectivity and patriotism.

He states that Odumakin was a voice of reason and a respected human rights activist whose contributions during the days of National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), leading to the country’s return to civil rule in 1999 will always be remembered.

Governor Ortom recalls in particular, the dogged stand of Odumakin against herdsmen attacks on innocent people in Benue and other parts of the country when he fearlessly spoke the truth to power calling for justice and insisting that all Nigerians should be treated as citizens with equal rights and privileges.

He consoles the bereaved family, the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum (SMBLF), as well as friends and associates of the late activist while praying God to grant him eternal rest.

Terver Akase
Chief Press Secretary
April 03, 2021.

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