How George Obiozor Emerged Ohanaeze Ndigbo President-General


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Apex Igbo sociocultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has got a new President-General in Prof. George Obiozor to replace Chief John Nnia Nwodo.

Obiozor, who is a former Nigerian ambassador to the United States, Israel, and Cyprus, emerged in a delegates election held at the Dan Anyim stadium in Owerri, the Imo state capital, on Sunday.

He secured 304 votes to emerge victorious.

However, the election witnessed a massive boycott by other contestants for the position alongside their supporters.

A leading candidate for the position of Secretary-General of the organisation, Chief Chuks Ibegbu, also announced he was withdrawing from the race.

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Ibegbu, who is an outgoing Deputy National Publicity Secretary, blamed his withdrawal on “faulty” electoral process and non-adherence to proper democratic rules of engagement.

“Following obvious distortion of the proper democratic rules of engagement and feeling the pulse of the Igbo Nation, I hereby exclude myself from the Nwodo led Ohanaeze election.

“Though I purchased the nomination form at an unacceptable sum of N300,000, regrettably the process was full of manipulation and the outcome would not be acceptable to Ndigbo,” Ibegbu said.

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