The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi on Saturday named the Ife-Moro road after the late activist and spokesperson of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin.
Chief Kemade Elugbade represented Ooni Ogunwusi at Odumakin’s funeral service at Moro, Osun state.
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The monarch described the human rights activist as an unforgettable patriotic descendant of Oduduwa and a positive factor in Nigeria’s democracy.
During the funeral, a short clip of Odumakin’s lifetime was played in remembrance of the human rights activist.
Ooni said Odumakin’s death was a rude shock, lamenting that he 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.”