Deputy Speaker Commiserates With Family Of The Late Vincent Ogbulafor

By Gloria Essien, Abuja

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The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu has commiserated with the family of the Elder Statesmen, the first Late Sir Vincent Ogbulafor who was laid to rest at his hometown in Olokoro, Umuahia South LGA, on Friday. 

Kalu described the former National Chief of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) as a man who demonstrated great leadership qualities, contributing to the growth of the Nation through his accomplishments in the political landscape.

He described the late Ogbulafor who was a former minister of Planning as a man of character, competence, and patriotism whose trajectory in leadership at various levels remained worthy of emulation.

While condoling with the Ogbulafor’s family, especially his wife and children, Kalu urged them to take solace in the life of impact their father lived stressing that “he will always be remembered for his service to the nation.”

Kalu prayed for the Almighty to accept his soul and grant him eternal rest.

In the same vein, the Deputy Speaker also expressed sadness over the death of Lady, Nimi Ohuabunwa, the wife of Senator Mao Ohuabunwa who represented Abia North Senatorial District in the 8th National Assembly.

Kalu while stating that the pain of losing a partner is one that cuts deep, urged the former Senator to remain steadfast in God as he is the only one who will grant him divine comfort.

He said; “The news of your wife’s death came to me as a shock. It is more saddening that she died a few months after she celebrated her birthday for whom you paid glowing, celebratory tributes.

“Indeed, she was your jewel of inestimable value, your partner and support. We can’t question God but can only submit to His Ultimate Will for humanity. I urge you not lose faith in him even in this trying time.

“While I commiserate with you, sir, please, take solace in the fact that she has been called to rest in the Bosom of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.”




Mercy Chukwudiebere