Odumakin was my spokesman – Buhari

April 3, 2021
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President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the death of the late spokesman of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin. 

Mr Buhari, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said Mr Odumakin used to be his spokesperson when he was alive. 

“President Muhammadu Buhari condoles with the family, friends and acquaintances of Yinka Odumakin, spokesman of Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere.

“Odumakin was also spokesman to the then Gen Buhari in 2011, when he ran for President on the platform of Congress for Progressive Change, now defunct.

“The President recalls Odumakin as dutiful, and a person of conviction, expressing sorrow at his demise, when he had a lot more to contribute to society and the nation at large.

“President Buhari prays God to grant repose to the soul of the departed activist, and comfort all those who mourn him.”

This newspaper recalled that before his death, Mr Odumakin was one of the major critics of the current Nigerian government under the watch of Mr Buhari.  

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