Vincent Ogbulafor: An Iroko Fell, Rep. Onuigbo Wails
The shocking news of the demise of Vincent Ogbulafor, a former National Chairman and Secretary of the main opposition party, PDP, has been described as a huge loss not only to the people of Ikwuano/ Umuahia North and South Federal Constituency of Abia State, Abia but also to the entire Nigerian nation.
The member representing Ikwuano Umuahia North and South Federal Constituency of Abia State, Rep. Sam Onuigbo who expressed intense grief over the demise of the former political bigwig, described same as the fall of an “Iroko Tree”.
Reacting amidst emotions to the sad news, the Federal Lawmaker described the late Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as a “strong political force and outstanding statesman who excelled in the various capacities he served.
He, therefore, commiserated with the immediate family of the deceased and the people of ltaja Obuohia, Olokoro, as well as Abians and Nigerians in general.
In his condolence message, Odozi-Obodo wrote:
“Vincent Ogbulafor: An Iroko Fell
“I was saddened to learn of the death of the former National Chairman and former National Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Vincent Ogbulafor. This was indeed a huge loss to not only my Constituency— Ikwuano/Umuahia North/Umuahia South Federal Constituency— and Abia State, but to the whole Nigeria.
“Dee Vin, as I fondly called him, was a strong political force and outstanding statesman who excelled in every field whether in his positions as a former Commissioner in Abia State, a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, or in his private life.
“A crown-Prince of Ancient Olokoro Kingdom, Prince Ogbulafor was an integral part of his people’s day-to-day lives and fully embodied the principles of community life during his impactful sojourn on this earth.
“Indeed, an iroko fell.
“On behalf of myself, my family, and the good people of great Ikwuano/Umuahia North/South Federal Constituency, I commiserate with his beloved family, the people of ltaja Obuohia, Olokoro, and Umuahia South, Abians, and Nigerians.
“May we find the strength to bear this huge loss”.