Odumakin's wife Joe: Stop using Yinka's name for selfish reasons

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YInka and Joe Odumakin

Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, widow of Yinka Odumakin

Dr. Joe Okei Odumakin, the wife of late Yinka Odumakin, has appealed to those using her husband’s name for selfish reasons to desist from such act.

Joe, in a statement sent to PM News today, said the family might be forced to mention names if such abuse continues.

She, however, thanked everyone who contributed to the success of her husband’s burial.

Joe also revealed plans to launch a foundation to keep Yinka Odumakin’s legacy to mankind beyond the grave.

Please read her statement below:

After a life dedicated to the intense struggle for justice, fairness and natural identity, we reconcile ourselves to a great void that would not be filled.

We also dedicate ourselves to the duty of honouring his core convictions. It will be compulsory for us to go beyond piecemeal records to a compendium. A corpus that exhaustively sums up the essential Yinka Odumakin.

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More importantly, a Yinka Odumakin Foundation shall be established to keep his benefits, his legacy to mankind beyond the grave.

But we must Express our unceasing gratitude to everyone for uncommon outpouring of empathy, solidarity and support in many ways.

From the federal government to states and his friends older and younger. His associates and comrades all too numerous to mention, we thank you all. We are grateful.

We must also appeal to those who keep using Yinka Odumakin’s name for wrong and selfish reasons to please stop. We do not wish to call people out at this point but we might be very direct if such abuse continues.

Once again we thank you all and pray that we share more cheering events ahead.

Dr. Joe Okei Odumakin
For the family