Connect with us

Nigeria News

Former PDP National Chairman Dies




A former National Chairman and first National Secretary of the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Vincent Ogbulafor has died.

Naija News gathered that the former PDP chairman died in Canada on Thursday.

According to reports, Ogbulafor died at the age of 73 from an undisclosed ailment.

Ogbulafor, who is from Olokoro, in Umuahia South local government of Abia State, was born on May 24, 1949, and died peacefully on Thursday night.

He was first PDP’s National Secretary before he later became National Chairman after a bitter national battle between Senator Sam Egwu and Senator Anyim Pius Anyim.

He was however forced to resign as PDP national chairman after falling out with top individuals in the government.

Ogbulafor was later charged with an alleged financial recklessness while serving as a minister.

He was reputed to have boasted that the PDP will rule for 40 years which did not come to pass, as the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated the party in 2015.

Ogbulafor became PDP national chairman on March 8, 2008 and started his tenure on a controversial note with his comments in which he sounded magisterial that he did not care if Nigeria became a one-party state.

Get New DJ Mixes

He was later succeeded as national chairman by the former governor of Enugu State, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo.