Previous Nigerian minister to the United States of America, George Obiozor, yesterday, arisen president general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in a serene and open political race at Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri, Imo State.
He surveyed 304 votes while his nearest rival, Valentine Oparaocha, got 15 votes. Another applicant, Uju Okoro, who had ventured down without further ado before the political race, nonetheless, scored three votes.
Three different competitors, Goddy Uwazuruike, Chukwunyere Nweboh and Uju Savior, pulled out from the race.
Joel Kroham from Rivers State was returned unopposed as the delegate president general, while another prestigious ambassador, Okey Emuchay, from Abia State, vanquished his adversary, Onuma Kalu Ireke, with 265 to eight votes, to arise secretary general.
Joe Nworgu, Chris Asoluka and Chidi Osuagwu had all pulled out of the challenge a day to the political race.
Prior to the initiation of the political race, Uwazuruike had ventured down for Obiozor.
Additionally returned unopposed were Beatrice Eze (financier) from Ebonyi State, Bartholomew Okere (public monetary secretary) and Alex Ogbonnia (public exposure secretary).
Previous boss appointed authority of Imo State, Paul Onumajuru, later managed on them vows of office.
Active president general, Nnia Nwodo, said his organization attempted to fight the underestimation of the zone in the nation, and communicated joy that accomplishments were recorded in such manner, yet asked the approaching organization to improve.
He stated: “Today denotes the finish of my residency which began four years back in January 2017. We tended to slanted political structure of Nigeria, getting most minimal government income administrations and positions. We encourage you to proceed from where we halted.”
Nwodo declared to the association of his new situation as the organizer of the Southern and Middle Belt Forum.
Imo Governor, Hope Uzodimma, stated: “I can see another request, new mentality, fresh start. I am glad not due to facilitating the political race, but since the Igbo country has been tested. I guarantee you that from today things will change in Igbo land.”
He reviewed that Igbo had been driving in all undertakings, however noticed that it lingered behind in light of the fact that “the soul is no longer there, we should return to discover our root to discover where we have turned out badly to realize how to address it.”
Uzodinma likewise praised Nwodo’s administration characteristics that he brought to bear during his residency.
Ebonyi Governor, David Umahi, additionally expressed gratitude toward God that the political race held notwithstanding what he depicted as the interruption by naysayers. He said the zone will keep on assuming fundamental parts in the solidarity of Nigeria.
“Despite few quantities of naysayers who don’t wish Alaigbo well, a day like this came. Igbo man assumes crucial jobs for the solidarity and congruity of Nigeria,” he said.
Umahi said the South East lead representatives will sort out a party for Nwodo to show gratefulness for his administration.
In a short acknowledgment discourse for himself and different individuals from his new group, Obiozor promised to serve the Igbo tirelessly with his entire being as a legitimate Igbo loyalist.
He expressed gratitude toward the lead representatives and other Igbo pioneers that didn’t permit some anonymous individuals to shorten the cycle.
Conspicuous Igbo children and girls present at the political race were the Obi of Onitsha, Nnaemeka Achebe, Ogbonnaya Onu, Sam Egwu, ABC Nwosu, Chris Ngige, Adolphus Wabara, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Ben Obi and Andy Uba.