Joe Okei-Odumakin, the widow of the late spokesperson for Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, has eulogised her husband.
Okei-Odumakin, in a tribute titled, ‘Yinka: Basking in the shadow that you cast,’ vowed to continue to fight for the ideals of her husband.
She wrote, “Yinka, it cannot be goodbye; it is goodnight and see you later on the other side with God. I will bask with reckless abandon in the shadow of your cast…Since no one is permitted in the Critical Care Unit, we had committed you to the care of the best-qualified medics at LASUTH and the hand of God hoping to see you next morning.
“The medics said they could not fathom how to immediately relay the message of your passage to me directly. Now that I have your death certificate, I can see you passed at exactly 10.40pm on Good Friday (April 2nd, 2021) and not in the morning of Saturday, April 3rd, 2021) as initially communicated.
“Due to the principles of the truth and saying it as it is, which Yinka and I hold dear – and which Yinka lived all his adult life for – it is important to immediately put this very important record straight.”
Okei-Odumakin, who is also a prominent human rights activist, expressed optimism that Nigeria will be great during her lifetime.
“You came! you saw!! and you conquered!!! We will carry forward the baton in the eternal word of our leader. Nigeria will be saved, Nigeria will be changed and Nigeria will become a great nation. Nigeria will work in my lifetime and even in yours as you live on in me, our children and generation yet unborn,” she added.