The news of the death of Patriot Yinka Odumakin came to me today  as a rude  shock of monumental proportion. 

Comrade Yinka Odumakin's death is not only a personal irreplaceable loss but a huge loss to the Nation. 

Death ! Why did you do this to us at the most trying and difficult moments in our country? 

Odumakin is an embodiment of commitment to the success of the Nigerian  project and demonstrated it  with integrity during epochal events such as the Save Nigeria Project and the call for electoral reforms, where he exhibited how human agency can make or mar the destiny  of a nation. 

We cannot question God but the death of Yinka Odumakin is a painful reality. No words  can sufficiently  console us of his loss and the pains of his passing. 

My family  joins  his beloved wife Comrade. Dr.Joe Okei-Odumakin, his family and the entire nation in  grief over the loss of a Patriot. He never betrayed the values and principles of the common good but rather demonstrated the courage of conviction to remain true to them. He did his best, he gave his all to have a society where there will be opportunity for all and responsibility from all. By his commitment to the enthronement of equity , fairness and justice to all, he engrafted enduring  values of love and equity in the hearts of all.

 Yinka Odumakin will leave in our hearts for all times. Rest in peace until we meet again.

Mike A. Igini
(Akwa Ibom State)
Independent National Electoral Commission

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