Odumakin died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) after a brief illness.
His wife, Mrs Joe Okei-Odumakin, confirmed this to Punch on Saturday, April 3, 2021.
He was said to have died at LASUTH COVID-19 Isolation Center.
The Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has mourned the death of Mr. Yinka Odumakin, the renowned activist and Spokesperson of the Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, describing the news of his passing as “tragic and deeply devastating.”
Odumakin, according to his family, passed away Saturday morning after battling with COVID-19 complications at the age of 59years.
Fayemi in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode said the Yoruba and indeed Nigeria have lost, ” a truly patriotic citizen, a fearless activist who consistently spoke truth to power and a man of the people who championed the cause of his people till he breathed his last.”
He described the death of the Afenifere spokesperson as a personal loss to him, ” having had a long-standing working relationship with the deceased and his spouse, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin since the period of the pro-democracy struggle in the nineties.