The Oasis Reporters
January 10, 2021
One time Nigeria’s ambassador to the USA, Prof. George Obiozor has emerged President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the foremost Pan-Igbo socio-cultural organisation.
Besides the US as a diplomat, he equally did diplomatic service in Israel and Cyprus.
Obiozor emerged winner with a total of 304 votes in an election held at Dan Anyim stadium in Owerri, the Imo state capital, on Sunday, January 10, 2021..
Born on 15 August, 1942 in Omuma town, Oru-East Local Government Area of Imo State, South East Nigeria, George Obiozor studied at the Institute of African Studies, and Albert Schweitzer College. He graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 1969, and from Columbia University with a Ph.D. in International Affairs.
He’s a published author of deeply incisive books like Uneasy Friendship: Nigerian-American Relations, The politics of precarious balancing etc.
Besides writing, he also edited Nigerian Foreign Policy in Perspective: Admiral Augustus Aikhomu’s Foreign Policy Statements from 1987-1992.
Reports reaching us at The Oasis Reporters say that there were other candidates for the position of the President General who boycotted the election.
Meanwhile, one of the leading contestants for the post of Secretary-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Chuks Ibegbu, is reported to have announced his withdrawal from the election.
Ibegbu, who is the outgoing Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the body, lamented that the election process was faulty 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.”
More details are however being awaited as we go to press.