Abia govt plans state burial for ex-PDP national chairman, Ogbulafor

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The Abia State Government has announced plans organise a state burial for late former People’s Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, Vincent Ogbulafor, who died on October 6 at the age of 73.

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu announced this on Thursday during a condolence visit to the Ogbulafor family at Olokoro in Umuahia South Local Government Area.

According to the governor, “the state government would work in collaboration with the Ogbulafor family to ensure a successful state burial in honour of the former PDP National Chairman.”

He described Ogbulafor as “an astute politician and a true statesman, who served PDP in various capacities with excellence.”

Ikpeazu added that the deceased deserved to be honoured for his contributions to the advancement of democracy in the state and country at large.

According to him, “Ogbulafor was a man that I regard as the father of PDP and we are all members of PDP because of his stewardship and leadership.”

“He rose to become the symbol of the party as a national chairman and served this country with merit and excellence.”

Ikpeazu assured the family of the deceased of government’s continuous support and prayed God to grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.

Responding on behalf of the family, the brother of the deceased, Okezie Ogbulafor, thanked the government for identifying with them in their time of grief and promised to work with the government in organising the burial of the deceased.