Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has mourned the death of the former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Vincent Ogbulafor, saying the PDP has lost a true party man.
According to a statement signed by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur, the Governor said Ogbulafor’s death came at a time his political counsel and experience are most needed, adding that he will be missed.
the statement reads: “Benue State has sent a message of condolence to his Abia state counterpart, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu over the death of the former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Vincent Ogbulafor.
“Ortom in the condolence message noted the contributions of Ogbulafor to the growth of the PDP, especially when he served as national secretary, national chairman and until his death, a prominent member of the PDP board of trustees (BOT).
“The Governor lamented the demise of Ogbulafor at this time when his wealth of experience in party administration would have been handy to resolve intractable crises within the party.
“Ortom pointed out that Ogbulafor was a true party man who was fair and firm to all.
“In Ogbulafor, he said that “the PDP and the political class have lost a colourful and fine gentleman. We’ll miss his deep political craftsmanship,” the governor noted.
“Governor Ortom recalled his days in the National Executive Council, NEC of the PDP under the late Chief Ogbulafor as national chairman, saying, “when I was the national auditor of the party under him, Ogbulafor exemplified humility and dedication to duty with the way he led the PDP. He was such a leader per excellence.”
“He was however consoled that Ogbulafor left a record of excellent services to the party, the nation and humanity at large.
“The Governor prayed that God in His infinite mercies, grant the deceased eternal rest and the immediate family the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.”