The National Publicity Secretary of the pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, is dead.
Punch reports that he died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital from COVID-19.
His wife, Mrs Joe Okei-Odumakin, confirmed the development on Saturday.
He played a major role in the National Democratic Coalition that fought the regime of late military head of state, General Sani Abacha, after the annulment of the June 12, 1993 election.
As Afenifere spokesman, Odumakin spoke tenaciously for the rights of the Yoruba and the people of the South-West geopolitical zone.
Just before his death, he consistently condemned the activities of criminal Fulani herdsmen, who have been accused of farmland destruction, rape, killings and abductions in the South-West.