A former Deputy Governor of Abia State, His Excellency, Eric Acho Nwakamma has described the passing of the sixth National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), Prince Vincent Ogbulafor as a colossal loss to the Nigerian nation.
While commiserating with the Ogbuagu’s, immediate Acho Nwakamma wailed that the deceased was his political mentor who, through obvious uprightness, had his name written in gold.
The former Deputy Governor expressed his grief while interacting with newsmen at Okpara Auditorium, in Umuahia, the State’s capital, pointing out that late Ogbulafor who had himself a good name did not only impact him (Nwakamma) politically but also morally and otherwise, hence his indisputable transparency, as well as humility.
Describing the former Minister as a man of good repute whose lifestyle was without a spot, Nwakamma advised the family to take solace in God’s word, while also urging them to endeavour to follow the footprints of the late prominent son of Olokoro community, in Umuahia South Local Government Area.
Speaking, he said: “Incidentally, I was one of those he made in politics. I knew him as far back as in the early nineties and since then, he had been an adviser to me and someone I looked up to, because he was somebody that would always tell you the right thing to do.
“If you consult him for any advice, he’ll always be ready to tell you what to do and he had never misled me.
“So, he was my mentor in politics and a lot of the characters you see me portray where the things I learnt from him. By being patient, humble, accepting circumstances as the plan of God for my to attain my destiny.
“So, I appreciate him and I pray that the good Lord would grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.”