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Yinka Odumakin’s death, dreadful political earthquake ~ HURIWA

By Kalu Nwokoro Idika

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Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has decribed the sudden demise of the National Publicity Secretary of the Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, as a dreadful political earthquake whose negative impacts will be far reaching and unfortunate.

The Rights group said the demise of one of the few most outspoken supporters of zoning of the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the South East of Nigeria in 2023 so as to bridge the yawning demand for national political equity, is very traumatizing and disastrous.

HURIWA in a statement sent to Elombahnews and signed by its National coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko called on the Governors of the South West States to preserve the heroic legacies of the statesman by delivering good governance and political leadership that will fundamentally lift their people into their better selves and liberate their communities from the stranglehold of armed Fulani herdsmen.

The statement further read, “The death of Yinka Odumakin, one of the fiercest nationalists and federalists, who campaigned vigorously for the enthronement of social justice, transparency, equity and equality of rights and respect to the principles of the rule of law is very sad and tragic. That this is happening at a time of the worst kind of dictatorship and the rise of tyranny that has no conscience or feelings for the well being and welfare of the nation State and her citizens, makes his death even the more very sad. The tribe of the outspoken patriots in Nigeria has shrunk with his passage. This is one death too many.”

HURIWA also encouraged other stakeholders in the organised civil society community in Nigeria and especially in the Southern part of Nigeria to immortalize the memories of Yinka Odumakin by sustaining the advocacy campaigns to realize the aspirations of electing a President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria who is of the South East of Nigeria orientation but a true nationalist and statesman who wouldn’t employ nepotism and ethnic bigotry like the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to further destroy what is left of Nigeria.

However, the rights advocacy group said it has only one word for President Muhammadu Buhari and the bunch of politicians that will sooner rather than later commence the bazaar of condolences and sweet words- immortalize Yinka Odumakin by practicalizing social justice, equity and ewuality of rights for all citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.


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