- Category: Politics
- Published on Saturday, 22 January 2011 14:54
- Written by Vanguard
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The presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) has appointed Mr. Yinka Odumakin as his spokesman as he gets set for his campaign for the 2011 presidential election.
Odumakin, a 1989 graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, where he served as the public relations officer of the university’s students union, started his journalism career at The Punch newspapers before he moved to The Guardian newspapers.
He has for years been a critical voice in the pro-democracy movement in Nigeria and, a well-known defender of justice, fairness and equity in the polity. His critical interventions have been brought to bear on national discourse through his roles as the National Publicity
Secretary of the Pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, and later the Save Nigeria Group (SNG).
His passion for a new Nigeria built on the foundation of justice, equity and good governance is expected to find expression in the campaign of General Buhari who is at the head of the movement for change in Nigeria in 2011 through the ballot box.