President Muhammadu Buhari facilitates with the new President of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Professor George Obiozor.
The Igbo socio-cultural group in Nigeria, elected the new leader yesterday, January 10 at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri, capital of Imo State.
The former Nigerian ambassador to the United States of America polled 304 votes to defeat four other candidates.
The president made the facilitations in a statement on Monday, January 11 through his spokesperson,Garba Shehu.
The statement reads:
President Muhammadu Buhari felicitates with Professor George Obiozor on his election as the new President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
Welcoming the new position of Nigeria’s former Ambassador to the United States, Israel and Cyprus, the President urges the eminent diplomat and scholar to deploy his immense experience within and outside government to forge greater unity of the country.
According to President Buhari, “Given Prof. Obiozor’s rich background, especially, in international affairs and pan-Nigerian commitment, I have little doubt that his election is well-deserved and will serve not only the interest of Ndigbo, but also that of his fatherland.”
“We need all hands to be on deck for this country to move forward in peace and unity,”
While wishing the former Director-General, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) a successful tenure, President Buhari enjoins Prof Obiozor to be a “unifying force beyond his immediate constituency.”
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