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Joe Odumakin welcomes twins after husband’s death

SIX months after the death of the activist, Yinka Odumakin, his widow, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, has given birth to a set of twins in the United States of America (USA).

 

She announced on Sunday via her Instagram page, stating the babies- a boy and a girl- were delivered on Wednesday, October 27.

 

The birth of the twins, which Okei-Odumakin described as a fulfilment of her late husband’s desires, came 18 years after the couple had their son, Abraham.

 

According to the rights campaigner, she and the babies were in excellent health condition.

She said her husband, towards the end of her sojourn, wanted them to have another baby that would be named after him since their daughter was named after Joe and her younger brother named after the late Afenifere leader, Pa Abraham Adesanya.

 

“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 but unexpectedly claimed his life, YO, as he is fondly called, developed a strong desire for him and his wife to have another baby.

Thank God Joe did not procrastinate as she took in just about the time YO took ill and never recovered.

 

It was good news that Joe conceived but YO 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. YO 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 YO 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,” the statement read.

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