By our reporter| Former Nigerian Ambassador to the United States and Israel, Professor George Obiozor was on Sunday elected the new President General of the apex Igbo socio-cultural group Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
In the election held at the Dan Ayiam stadium, Owerri, Obiozor scored 304 votes to beat two other contestants.
Professor Obiozor had earlier emerged as a consensus candidate at Imeobi meeting convened by the out-going Nwodo-led executive, but his emergence was described as unconstitutional by some aspirants.
The 78-year-old professor was Nigeria’s ambassador to the united states from 2004 to 2008. He was also a former Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Former High Commissioner to Cyprus, and also former Nigeria’s former ambassador to Israel, from 1999 to 2003.
Present at the election were the Governors of Imo and Ebonyi State, Minister of Labour Chris Ngige, Minister of Science and technology Ogbonnaya Onu, Senator Andy Uba, former President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Gary Igariwe, ArchBishop of the Enugu Province, Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma and a host of other lawmakers and political leaders from the southeast and south-south.