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Vincent Ogbulafor ex-PDP National Chairman, is dead


October 8, 2022

One of the founding members and a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Vincent Ogbulafor, has reportedly passed away in faraway Canada.

Although his family has yet to confirm his demise, reports say Mr Ogbulafor died on Thursday night at the age of 73.

Channels Television reported that the third Deputy Chairman of the Abia State Council of Traditional Rulers, Godfrey Oneuka, confirmed the death of the politician.

Mr Ogbulafor, a prince, hailed from Olokoro in Umuahia South Local Government Area of Abia State.

He was originally a member of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) when democracy was restored in the country before he crossed to then ruling PDP.

He served President Olusegun Obasanjo first as minister for economic matters and special projects before he was appointed the national secretary of the PDP.

Mr Ogbulafor became the national chairman of the PDP in 2007 during the administration of late President Umaru Yar’Adua. His tenure was uneventful because of Mr Yar’Adua’s long illness that eventually took his life in May.

He was forced to resign after he allegedly fell out with the ‘cabal’ in the Presidency and was succeeded by a former governor of Enugu State, Okwesilieze Nwodo.

Mr Ogbulafor was once quoted as saying that the PDP would rule Nigeria for at least 60 years.

Only in September, Mr Ogbulafor was among the former national chairmen of the PDP listed as members of the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) of the party.

The council has the mandate to run the campaign of the party’s presidential election, which unfortunately he could not see to the end.

More informations regarding the late elder statesman are being expected from the family.