By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has named Ife-Moro road in Osun State after the late activist and spokesperson of Afenifere, Comrade Yinka Odumakin.
He renamed the road Olayinka Odumakin Boulevard.
“Similarly an ultra-modern garden has been named in your honour in my privately owned Students Village in Obafemi Awolowo University where a dignified bronze bust will be unveiled in your eternal honor,” the monarch disclosed.
Oba Ogunwusi who was represented by Chief Kemade Elugbade at the funeral service of Odumakin on Saturday in Moro, described the late human rights activist as an unforgettable patriotic descendant of Oduduwa and a positive factor in Nigeria’s democracy.
The Monarch noted that Odumakin died when Yoruba nation in particular and Nigeria at large needed him the most.
He said: “The news of Odumakin’s demise was a very bitter pill to swallow for the entire country and to us particularly in the House of Oduduwa.
“He was a disciplined Yoruba leader who has been one of the loudest pro-democracy voices in the country.
“You were not only a worthy son of the House of Oduduwa. You lived Oduduwa land. You breathe Oduduwa.
“You worked tirelessly for Oduduwa. Your insightfully penetrative perspective on Yoruba cause is uncommon. Neither is your incisively biting criticism of our steps, delivered impassionately.”