Elder brother of Yinka Odumakin, the late spokesman of Afenifere, Pastor Jacob Odumakin, on Monday said a prophecy had revealed imminent demise of the right activist.
TheNewsGuru recalls that Yinka died on Saturday after battling with respiratory problems occasioned by COVID-19 complications.
His elder brother in a chat with Punch said prayer sessions were organized to prevent the death.
He noted that although the unforeseen still happened, Yinka’s aged father was consoled by the ministers after he was told of the death, adding that their mother was, however, heartbroken.
“There was a prophecy that we should pray for Yinka so that fresh tree would not fall instead of the dry one. What that means is that our dad, who is 115 years old, is alive and 56-year-old, the last child of our father is gone.”
Pastor Odumakin also said leadership of Afenifere had informed the family that the group would organize the burial of the late activist.
National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Monday visited the widow late Odumakin at the family residence in the Omole area of Lagos.
Tinubu, who visited Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin around 2pm, told her that Yinka was dear to his heart and that his demise represented a big loss.
Tinubu later told newsmen that Odumakin contributed to constitutional democracy in the country.
He said, “The late Odumakin and I, as well as others, were together during the struggle for the actualisation of June 12, 1993 presidential election won by the late MKO Abiola.”