Details of his death are still sketchy but a source said that he died from COVID-19 complications.
Odumakin played a key role in the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) that fought the regime of General Sani Abacha after the annulment of the June 12, 1993 election.
He was also one of the spokespersons of the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum (SMBLF), the body representing ethnic nationalities in the South-West, South-South, South-East and the Middle Belt.
Odumakin married to another activist, Dr. Joe Odumakin, has been one of the most consistent critics of the present government.
He has consistently taken on the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government over alleged impartiality and favouritism in appointment into various offices.
His voice was also very loud in condemning killings traced to herders in the Southwest.
He recently warned the Federal Government against arresting Sunday Igboho who recently issued a quit notice to the herders in Ibarapa part of Oyo State and subsequently ejected the Sarkin Fulani in Igangan.