There were jubilations yesterday among friends, associates and family members of the late spokesperson of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, over the news that his wife, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin was delivered of twins, a boy and a girl at a U.S hospital on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.
Both the mother and the twins are in excellent health condition.
According to sources, the “miracle” birth fulfilled the wishes of the late Odumakin towards the end of his sojourn on earth to have another baby to be named after him.
The couple got married in 1997, had their first baby girl in 2000 and the second, a boy, in 2003. While the girl was named after Joe, the boy was named Abraham after the late Afenifere leader, Pa Abraham Adesanya.
The twins are coming 18 years after the last childbirth.
After he survived a three-day coma in 2020 and a few months before he succumbed to the illness that eventually and unexpectedly claimed his life, Odumakin developed a strong desire for him and his wife to have another baby.
In a statement yesterday, elated Dr. Okei-Odumakin thanked God that her late husband did not dither or procrastinate as she took in just about the time he took ill and never recovered.
The statement reads: “It was good news that Joe conceived but Odumakin never got to hear the news of his wishes coming to pass as he did not make it out of the ventilator.
“He had, however, prophetically left words concerning what the baby or babies should be called if his wishes materialised.
“He was so accurate in his predictions that they could be twins (and their sex) that he gave the names of the babies and told his wife how he would raise them.
“While many may interpret this to mean that he had a premonition about his death, it was only a strong desire expressed by him to have babies that he would dot over, and who would possibly step into his “aluta” shoes. It’s a dream come true!”