The former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Vincent Ogbulafor, is dead, according to a family source quoted by ThisDay.
Ogbulafor who was the first National Secretary of the party was reported to have died in Canada on Thursday at the age of 73 due to an undisclosed ailment.
Ogbulafor is from Olokoro, in Umuahia South local government of Abia State.
The family source stated that he was born on May 24, 1949, and died peacefully on Thursday night.
Ogbulafor 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 forced to resign as PDP national chairman by the powers that be, when he fell out with them.
Ogbulafor was later charged with 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) truncated that dream and eventually defeated it 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.
He was succeeded as national chairman by the former governor of Enugu State, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo.