President Olusegun Obasanjo has paid a condolence visit to the leader of the pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, over the death of the group spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin.
Naija News reports that Odumakin died on Saturday at age 56.
He died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital after a brief illness.
The political activist reportedly died of complications from COVID-19.
He was said to have been battling underlying conditions such as diabetes before the COVID-19 attack.
According to The Punch, Obasanjo visited Adebanjo at his Lagos residence to commiserate with him on the death of Odumakin.
Odumakin spoke tenaciously for the rights of the Yoruba and the people of the South-West geopolitical zone. He was also a staunch critic of the policies and programmes of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The late Afenifere spokesman, amongst other things, canvassed restructuring, fiscal federalism, and decentralised policing as solutions to the country’s socio-economic challenges.
Before his death, he consistently condemned the activities of criminal Fulani herders, who have been accused of farmland destruction, rape, killings and abductions in the South-West.