Leaders and stakeholders of Igbo extraction have reacted to the emergence of Professor George Obiozor as the brand new President Common of the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
Recall that two completely different elections, held consecutively on Saturday and Sunday produced Chidi Ibeh and George Obiozor because the President Generals of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
Reacting, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu representing Abia South Senatorial district and former Abia State Governor, congratulated Nigeria’s former Ambassador to the USA of America (USA), Professor George Obiozor, on his election as President Common of the very best Igbo physique.
Kalu, who’s the Senate Majority Chief Whip, careworn that the ex-envoy’s pedigree and goodwill earned him sturdy help from Ndigbo worldwide.
The previous Abia Governor, who spoke in a message on Monday, congratulated the newly elected members of Nationwide Govt Committee, NEC, of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
He additionally felicitated with the newly elected Vice-President and Secretary-Common of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr. Kingsley Lawrence, and Chief Okey Emuchay, respectively, each who’re indigenes of Abia State.
Whereas re-affirming his confidence within the newly elected government committee headed by Professor Obiozor, Senator Orji Kalu famous that Ndigbo is blessed with personalities, throughout varied fields of human endeavour, lots of whom have carved a distinct segment for themselves of their professions past the shores of Nigeria.
His phrases, “I used to be elated once I obtained the information of the election of Nigeria’s former Ambassador to the USA of America (USA), Professor George Obiozor as President Common of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
“The emergence of Professor Obiozor will not be a shock to me, owing to the brand new President-Common’s wealthy and intimidating profile. The brand new President Common has over time constructed and sustained relationships domestically and internationally.
“He has the wherewithal to advance the reason for Ndigbo in a united and indivisible Nigeria. I’ve little doubt that the newly elected executives will consolidate on the achievements of the outgoing executives underneath the management of Chief John Nwodo”.
Senator Kalu applauded Chief John Nnia Nwodo for his maturity, patriotism, and consistency throughout his tenure as President-Common.
The previous Governor, nonetheless, promised to maintain his help for Ohanaeze Ndigbo, including that the apex Igbo socio-cultural group is a satisfaction of Ndigbo at residence and overseas.
On his half, Minister of State for Mines and Metal Improvement, Dr. Uche Ogah, described the emergence of former Nigeria’s Ambassador to the USA of America, Professor George Obiozor as the brand new President-Common of pan-Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, as a victory for all Igbo sons.
The Minister, in a message on Monday, stated Prof. Obiozor’s acceptance is evidently seen within the big selection of help he loved from Ndigbo throughout the globe.
Whereas emphasizing that the diplomat has a neighborhood and worldwide attraction to amplify the voices of Ndigbo, Ogah expressed confidence that the brand new Ohanaeze management will make a major effort in reaching the aspirations of Ndigbo worldwide.
“The emergence of latest management for Ohanaeze in most peaceable method is certainly a factor of satisfaction for our individuals. That is coming at a time when the necessity for each Igbo son and daughter to face up and be counted has turn out to be much more crucial.
“Professor Obiozor isn’t just a famend diplomat however a brilliant scholar who has devoted a number of many years in inserting Nigeria and the Igbo neighborhood on a map of satisfaction.
“I’ve little doubt that he would justify the help and acceptance he loved that later introduced him into workplace.
“The onus can also be on us to supply Professor Obiozor and his crew the wanted backing to succeed,” he added.
In his response, the Chancellor/Proprietor, Gregory College Uturu, Prof. Gregory Ibe congratulated the newly elected President Common of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Professor George Obiozor, saying it raises the arrogance in Ndigbo to look to the longer term with assurance that each one shall be effectively.
Professor Ibe, in an announcement he made out there on Monday, said that Ndigbo have with the peaceable election demonstrated that they’ve a number one gentle in Prof. Obiozor who can converse for them.
He stated, “our individuals have proven the whole world and all Nigerians that in you, we now have a real main gentle that will converse on behalf of our famend race, stand for justice, fairness and progress of our individuals.
“This victory accorded you right this moment by God by means of his individuals has impressed nice confidence in Ndigbo to look to the longer term with assurance that each one shall be effectively.We stay upbeat that your pedigree and distinguished character will information the course of our future as a individuals”.