Media Mourns: Yinka Odumakin, Founder of Petals 102.3 FM is dead

Yinka Odumakin, the founder of Petals 102.3 FM in Ibadan, National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere is confirmed dead after COVID-19 complications at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Primus Media City gathered.

According to his wife, Dr. Josephine Okei-Odumakin who confirmed on Saturday, April 3, disclosed he had been ill since March 10 and was recuperating. She explained that her husband died at the point when his condition was improving.

“It is true, my husband and friend has passed on. The darling of the media is gone.He has been battling for his life since March 10 and just when he was improving, a respiratory failure occurred. I am still at LASUTH but about to leave now,” she said in a shaky and devastating voice.

Primus Media City could recall, during the inauguration of Petals 102.3 FM in Ibadan, the founder, Yinka Odumakin made known to the general public that the radio station will be objective and fair to all Nigerians, irrespective of political affiliation. “and this enterprise is a pledge to fairness with an oath to put the people first”.

Until his death, the deceased was a human rights activist who played a vital role in the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) that fought the Sani Abacha regime after the annulment of the June 12, 1993 election and also was the spokesman of Afenifere for over two decades, coordinating the publicity and public relations activities of the group.

Primus Media City sends her condolence message to the family of the deceased, that the Lord will comfort them.

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