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Abia: Ikpeazu saddened by Ogbulafor’s passage, describes him great leader

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Okezie Ikpeazu, the Governor of Abia State, has expressed sadness over the unfortunate demise of former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Vincent Ogbulafor.

AFRIPOST reports that Ogbulafor hailed from Olokoro clan in Umuahia south local government area of Abia state, and died at the age of 73 years in Canada.

Reacting to the news on the passage of Ogbulafor who was also a former national secretary of the PDP, in a release by his Chief Press Secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka, on Sunday, Ikpeazu described the deceased as an authentic Nigerian leader and one of the most outstanding Abians whose sojourn in politics and administration put Abia firmly on the map of Nigerian political development.

He recalled with pride, the giant strides of the Late Prince Vincent Ogbulafor as a Minister of Economic Planning, National Secretary and later National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Words: “Prince Ogbulafor was clearly Abia’s biggest gift to Nigerian politics in the 3rd Republic. His activities kept Abia in the limelight and he served this country with unparalleled dedication. During and after his national assignment, he never forgot home as he made himself available at all times and was involved in the political process in Abia”.

“Master of calm but result-oriented political diplomacy, Prince Ogbulafor was a great bridge builder under whose watch as National Secretary and later National Chairman, our party witnessed her finest moments.

“I found in him a huge reservoir of political and administrative experience from which i drank regularly. He was willing at all times to place his wide experience and contacts at my disposal”.

Continuing, the State Chief Executive noted that Abia has lost a towering and quintessential political figure whose death by this time is most painful because of the imminent elections where his experience would have been a solid reference point for the PDP and Abia state.

Ikpeazu also noted with deep regret that Prince Vincent Ogbulafor was part of those inaugurated yesterday as members of the Advisory Campaign Council of the Abia PDP to provide guidance to the party as Nigerians get ready for campaigns for the 2023 general elections.

“The governor takes solace and finds comfort in the exemplary life of service lived by the Late Prince Vincent Ogbulafor”, according to the statement by Ememanka.

He urged his immediate family to be strong and keep flying at full mast, the flag of excellence hoisted by their father,

While condoling the Royal Ogbulafor family and the people of Olokoro Uvoma in Umuahia South LGA, PDP family, all friends and associates of the Late Prince Ogbulafor, on behalf of the Government and People of Abia state, Governor Ikpeazu however, prayed for the repose of his soul.

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