The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has congratulated former Nigerian ambassador to the United States, Israel and Cyprus, Prof. George Obiozor, on his election as the President-General of the Ohaneze Ndigbo.
The party also extolled the leaders and the people of the South-East for their democratic credentials evinced in the successful election of a new leadership of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization.
The party described Obiozor as a seasoned administrator, excellent diplomat, courageous nationalist and a firm voice in the fight for the entrenchment of democratic tenets of the rule of law, social justice, equity, fairness, mutual respect, true federalism and a credible electoral process in Nigeria.
The PDP said it noted the choice of Prof. Obiozor to lead the Ohanaeze Ndigbo at “this critical time in the history of our nation, particularly given his doggedness in fighting for constitutional all-inclusiveness as well as elimination of all forms of social injustice, divisiveness, nepotism, sectional marginalisation, constitutional violations and disregard for the sensibilities of the Nigerian people.”
The party added: “Our party therefore urges Prof. Obiozor to use his new assignment to further rally compatriots in our collective determination to rescue our nation from misrule and return her to the path of peace, national cohesion, mutual respect, adherence to the rule of law, social justice credible elections, economic prosperity and political stability.”
The PDP commended the outgoing leadership of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo led by Chief John Nwodo, for a very fruitful tenure and urged the new leadership to continue on the path of success already laid by successive leadership of the organisation.