Prof. George Obiozor has emerged as the President General of the Igbo Socio-ultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo. The former ambassador to the United States, Cyprus, and Israel emerged at the election held at Owerri Stadium, the Imo state capita. He was the Nigerian ambassador to the United States, from 2004 to 2008.
The elections which had the other contestants, contesting for the same position boycotted for lack of transparency. This was due to the facts that process is faulty and lacked proper democratic rules, according to the Ibegbu who is the outgoing Deputy national publicity secretary of the body.
Chief Chuks Ibegbu who was the leading contestant for the position of Secretary General of Ohannaeze Ndigbo announced his withdrawal from the election, for lack of what he called faulty process and lacked proper democratic rules of engagement
He said, “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.”
The election held at Dan Anyim stadium in Owerri, the Imo state capital, on Sunday.