By Ismaeel Uthman
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has named Ife-Moro road after the late activist and spokesperson of Afenifere, Comrade Yinka Odumakin.
Oba Ogunwusi who was represented by Chief Kemade Elugbade at the funeral service of Odumakin today in Moro, State of Osun, described the human rights activist as an unforgettable patriotic descendant of Oduduwa and a positive factor in Nigeria’s democracy.
Ooni said Odumakin’s death was a rude shock, lamenting that he died when Yoruba nation in particular and Nigeria at large needed him the most.
He said: “The news of Odumakin’s demise was a very bitter pill to swallow for the entire country and to us particularly in the House of Oduduwa.
“He was a disciplined Yoruba leader who has been one of the loudest pro-democracy voices in the country.”
Earlier, a short clip of Odumakin’s lifetime and his wife Joe attending a television interview was played in remembrance of the human rights activist at the event.