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Ikpeazu plans state burial for ex-PDP national chairman, Ogbulafor


By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State on Thursday said his administration would honour the late former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Vincent Ogbulafor, with a state burial.

Ikpeazu disclosed this during a condolence visit to the Ogbulafor family at Olokoro in Umuahia South Local Government Area (LGA).

Sundiata Post recalls that Ogbulafor died on October 6 at age 73.

The governor said that the state government would work in collaboration with the Ogbulafor family to ensure a successful state burial in honour of Ogbulafor.

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 bereaved family of his administration’s continuous support and prayed God to grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.

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

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