The former Ambassador of Nigeria to United States of America, USA and Israel Prof George Obiozor today emerged the President-General of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo in a transparent process that held in Dan Anyiam Stadium,Owerri and had in attendance top notch of Igboland including Governors of Imo state and Ebonyi stae Sen Hope Uzodimma and Engr Dave Umahi as Abia, Enugu and Anambra state were represented.
Other leaders that were in attendance and voted as delegates included: Senators Andy Ubah, Osita Izunaso, Chris Ngige. Others are Chief Ikedi Ohakim,Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Dr Greg Mbadiwe, the outgoing President General Nnia Nwodo, Prof ABC Nwosu, Chief Ozichukwu Chukwu, Tony Chukwu including the clergy, Traditional Rulers, Women groups and the Youths among others.
In his address, the out going President General Ohaneze Ndi Igbo Chief Nnia Nwodo thanked the leaders and people of Igboland for their support and encouragement since 2017 when he became the PG, adding that he was satisfied with the enthusiasm shown by the Igbo people on Ohaneze disclosing that he had been appointed Coordinator of Southern and Middle Belt Forum.
The Governor Sen Hope Uzodimma while addressing the delegates and the people expressed joy on the attendance.He said that this marked the beginning of a new approach and a better future for Ndi Igbo. He was supported by his Ebonyi state counterpart,Engr Dave Umahi who said that nobody can divide the South East Governors in their determination for a better nation and region vowing that the Governors of South East would stand and defend the outcome of the election.
Prof Obiozor scored 312 votes to defeat his closest rival,Chief Valantine Uwazurike who scored 15 votes while Uju Okoro scored 3 votes.
Earlier, out of the eight Candidate that bought form to contest for the P.G of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo according to the Chairman of the electoral Committee Chief Grey Igariwey, three Aspirants failed to return their forms while three stepped down for Prof Obiozor and one left remaining only two Candidates: Prof George Obiozor and Chief Valentine Uwazurike.