George Obiozor, a former Nigerian ambassador to the United States of America, emerged the new President-General of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, in an election held in Owerri, Imo State on Sunday.
In a congratulatory message to the former ambassador to Israel, the ruling party said it is determined to consolidate on the ongoing efforts to further mainstream the South-East geo-political zone in the workings of the governing APC and urged the new leadership of Ohanézè Ndígbo to join in the drive.
Two out of five South East states are under the APC rule after the Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi dumped the People Democratic Party for the ruling party.
In a statement signed by APC’s National Secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Senator John Akpan Udoedehe, a copy of which was obtained by our correspondent, the party hailed the election of George Obiozor.
“The APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) under the leadership of Governor Mai Mala Buni is determined to consolidate on the ongoing efforts to further mainstream the South-East geo-political zone in the workings of the governing APC and place the zone in its deserved political standing in the country,” the statement read.
“While the APC is ready to partner and work with the new leadership of Ohanézè Ndígbo towards our shared development, we are also confident that the new leadership will be a bastion for the unity and tolerance all Nigerians should imbue for the peace and progress of the nation.
“Going by his distinguished service to the nation, Obiozor’s experience and suitability for the strategic position of President-General of Ohanézè Ndígbo is not in doubt. The Party hereby urges Ndigbo to support Obiozor to fulfil the mandate of the organisation.”