By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
Pan-Igbo sociopolitical pressure group, the South East Revival Group (SERG) has declared support for the candidature of a Nigerian Professor and diplomat, Ambassador George Obiozor for the position of President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
The National Coordinator of the group, Willy Ezugwu in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday urged all Igbo groups and individuals to unanimously throw their weight behind Amb. Obiozor.
According to the group, “looking at the local and international pedigree of Ambassador George Obiozor, a Professor and diplomat of unimpeachable character, Ndigbo should not search further for the next President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide.
“As a former Nigerian Ambassador to Israel from 1999 to 2003 and later Nigerian Ambassador to the United States from 2004 to 2008, he has enough clout for the job at this very important time in the history of Nd’ Igbo.
“As a member of the academia and researcher, he studied at best academic institutions across the globe.
“Also in the course of his career, Ambassador Obiozor served as the director general of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs and the high commissioner to Cyprus.
“More importantly, he is a statesman who understands both Nigerian and international politics. He has the needed capacity to strike a balance between national interest and the needs of the Igbo speaking people worldwide, especially as Ndigbo repositions for Presidency in 2023.
“Thus far, in view of the quest to produce the next Nigerian President of South East extraction, our search for a credible and acceptable Ohanaeze leader stopped at the doorsteps of Ambassador George Obiozor.
“We believe that with his exposure, he will carry all Igbo leaders along in his administration and will not thread on the selfish path of some leadership before him”, the SERG stated.