Tinubu meets Odumakin’s widow in Lagos

Bola Tinubu

National leader of the All Progressives Congress Bola Tinubu on Monday paid a condolence visit to Joe Okei-Odumakin widow of the late Afenifere spokesman Yinka Odumakin.

The former Lagos State governor visited the widow at Odumakin’s Lagos residence.

Odumakin died on Saturday at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital Covid Isolation Centre.

The Afenifere spokesman was a staunch critic of Tinubu, although both of them have history together dating back to the Alliance for Democracy and the National Democratic Coalition.

Tinubu had in a statement on Saturday said the story of Nigeria’s democracy would be incomplete without mentioning Odumakin.

He had recalled the contribution of Odumakin to the June 12 struggle after the annulment of the election won by Moshood Abiola.

“In the struggle against the annulment of the June 12, 1993, presidential election and the perpetuation of military dictatorship, Odumakin was never found wanting,” he said, adding, “Even if we differed politically, I had no cause to doubt his sincerity in charting his chosen path. He will forever remain a model of what a citizen who places the good of his country above his personal interest could be.”