The All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated Chief George Obiozor as the new leader and president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
In a statement by its secretary of the national caretaker committee John Udoedehe, the ruling party expressed readiness to partner and work with the new leadership of the socio-political association towards a “shared development.”
In an election held in Owerri, Imo state capital on Sunday, January 10, the former Nigerian ambassador was declared the winner by Chief Gary Igariewe-led electoral committee.
APC in a reaction said its leadership under Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state will ensure a smooth relationship with the leadership of the group in order to give the southeast region its “deserved political standing in the country.”
The party also congratulate the outgone leadership of Ohanaeze led by Chief John Nwodo for its “patriotic leadership” and maturity.
“We congratulate former Nigerian Ambassador to the US, Prof. George Obiozor on his election as the new President-General of the Ohanézè Ndígbo.
“We also congratulate Chief John Nwodo executive for its mature and patriotic leadership of Ohanézè Ndígbo.”
New faction emerges in Ohanaeze Meanwhile, a new faction of Ohanaeze has emerged with Chief Chidi Ibe and Uche Okwukwu elected as president and vice respectively.
This is coming hours after Professor George Obiozor was declared the president-general of the socio-political group in the southeast.
The factional VP Okwuwu described the election conducted in Owerri by the electoral committee led by Chief Gary Igariewe as illegal, null and void.