Leaders and stakeholders of Igbo extraction have reacted to the emergence of Professor George Obiozor as the brand new President Normal of the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
Recall that two totally 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 US of America (USA), Professor George Obiozor, on his election as President Normal of the best Igbo physique.
Kalu, who’s the Senate Majority Chief Whip, confused 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-Normal 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 after I acquired the information of the election of Nigeria’s former Ambassador to the US of America (USA), Professor George Obiozor as President Normal of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
“The emergence of Professor Obiozor shouldn’t be a shock to me, owing to the brand new President-Normal’s wealthy and intimidating profile. The brand new President Normal has through the years constructed and sustained relationships regionally and internationally.
“He has the wherewithal to advance the reason for Ndigbo in a united and indivisible Nigeria. I’ve little question 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-Normal.
The previous Governor, nevertheless, promised to maintain his help for Ohanaeze Ndigbo, including that the apex Igbo socio-cultural group is a satisfaction of Ndigbo at dwelling 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 US of America, Professor George Obiozor as the brand new President-Normal of pan-Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, as a victory for all Igbo sons.
The Minister, in a message on Monday, mentioned 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 an area and worldwide attraction to amplify the voices of Ndigbo, Ogah expressed confidence that the brand new Ohanaeze management will make a big effort in attaining 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 change into much more crucial.
“Professor Obiozor isn’t just a famend diplomat however a vibrant scholar who has devoted a number of a long time in inserting Nigeria and the Igbo group on a map of satisfaction.
“I’ve little question that he would justify the help and acceptance he loved that later introduced him into workplace.
“The onus can be on us to supply Professor Obiozor and his workforce the wanted backing to succeed,” he added.
In his response, the Chancellor/Proprietor, Gregory College Uturu, Prof. Gregory Ibe congratulated the newly elected President Normal of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Professor George Obiozor, saying it raises the boldness in Ndigbo to look to the long run with assurance that every one will likely be effectively.
Professor Ibe, in a press release he made out there on Monday, said that Ndigbo have with the peaceable election demonstrated that they’ve a number one mild in Prof. Obiozor who can converse for them.
He mentioned, “our individuals have proven your entire world and all Nigerians that in you, we’ve got a real main mild that may converse on behalf of our famend race, stand for justice, fairness and progress of our individuals.
“This victory accorded you at this time by God by way of his individuals has impressed nice confidence in Ndigbo to look to the long run with assurance that every one will likely be effectively.We stay upbeat that your pedigree and distinguished character will information the course of our future as a individuals”.