- Joe Okei-Odumakin continues to mourn the death of her husband, the late Afenifere spokesman who passed away on Friday, April 2
- The human rights campaigner penned an emotional tribute to her better half and disclosed that he would always be in her heart
- Odumakin, the ex-Afenifere spokesman lost his life to complications from COVID-19
Mrs. Joe Okei-Odumakin, the wife of deceased spokesman of Pan-Yoruba group Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, has lamented over his sad passing.
The respected activist took to her page on Twitter with a touching tribute to her deceased late husband as she remembered him.
"The part of me you took and the part of you I hold will never grow cold the ceremonies will be done, but you will be buried in my heart."
Meanwhile, in their reactions, Nigerians have commiserated with the Odumakins.
Arc. AbbAcheme Emmanuel, @whyse1_1604 said:
"May the Lord console you ma, it's painful, but I think Mr Yinka has lived a fulfilled short life worthy of emulating."
Comfort, @comfort_teeone said:
"Good night Uncle Yinka Odumakin. May the good Lord comfort Aunty Joe n the kids, N be balm in gilead to aged-parents. Adieu!!!!"
Chillymastic, @maturedchris said:
"This is really touching for me. I had to zoom and look again. But my joy is that he is peaceful. Take solace in the fact that he resting with the Lord."
Nono Aniebo, @nonnycn said:
"Great comrade. Posterity will be kind to your good heart. Rest on. I pray above all for God's peace to ur lovely and forthright wife. Mama, take heart, this will equally pass Two hearts."
Engr. Ezekiel Sule Andrew, @ezekiel_engr said:
"May the soul of the departed rest in peace. Accept my sincere condolences for your loss. May God comfort you."
Legit.ng recalls that Joe said her husband fought well at the intensive care unit before he gave up.
She consequently asked Nigerians to pray for her because she did not know how to survive the disaster.
The bereaved woman said:
“A part of me is gone. A part of me is gone. He fought hard at the intensive care unit. Pray for me to survive this. My love is gone."
Meanwhile, some prominent Nigerians on Thursday, April 22, attended the lying-in-state ceremony of the late activist held at the Police College, Ikeja, Lagos.
Among those who attended the ceremony were the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, a former governor of Ondo state, Olusegun Mimiko and a former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos, Jimi Agbaje.