…He wanted 60yrs rule for PDP
Chief Vincent Ogbulafor, an Umuahia Prince and famous former National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), is dead?
He was said to have died peacefully on Thursday night, according to family sources. ‘‘Dede Ukwu, Hon. Vin. Ogbulafor passed on last night. He died in Canada,’’ a message from his relative revealed on Friday night.
Known for his frequent controversial statements, Ogbulafor was very influential during his time as PDP scribe.
He had said his ruling PDP at the time would be in power for 60 years, a dream that never came to pass, following the Party’s loss to the All Progressives Congress,APC in 2015.
Ogbulafor became PDP National chairman on March 8, 2008 and started his tenure on a controversial note with his comments, saying he did not worry if Nigeria became a one-party state.
At an interactive session with media executives then at the Banquet Hall of the Sheraton Hotel in Abuja, the former PDP chairman said: “I don’t intend to speak longer than this. I have done justice to addressing you on issues and party politics of our great party and I expect that all Nigerians in no distant time would all return to PDP. I don’t care if Nigeria becomes a one-party state. If we succeed in bringing all the states of the Federation under one umbrella, then it means we are doing a good job.’’
Sources close to the family confirmed the death of the former member of PDP Board of Trustees,BOT to Prime Business Africa on Friday night.
He was noted for these statements below:
“Therefore, anything that I can do, it’s better I do it now because there may not be another opportunity. I have said that with the president we have, he needs our support and we have pledged 101 per cent support for him. We want to make this party a place that every Nigerian will like to belong.”
“When I was National Secretary, we inherited 21 states from Bernabas Gemade. We moved it up to 28 and increased the number in the National assembly. That was then when I was National Secretary. Now, as the National Chairman, the entire Nigeria must be in the PDP.”