Professor George Obiozor, the former Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, has been elected the new President-General of the Igbo socio-cultural group Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
The 78-year-old scored 304 votes to beat two other contestants to emerge the winner at the election which took place at Dan Anyim stadium in Owerri, the Imo state capital, on Sunday, January 10.
Obiozor, a Professor of Political Science and native of Awo-Omamma in Imo state, replaces Chief Nnia Nwodo.
The election was attended by Imo State governor Hope Uzodinma, Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi, 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 senators and lawmakers from the southeast and south-south.
Professor George Obiozor 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.