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Published On: Mon, Jan 11th, 2021

Obiozor emerges new Ohaneze Ndigbo President

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By Ikechukwu Okaforadi

A former Nigerian ambassador to the United States of America, George Obiozor, has emerged as the new President General of Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanézè Ndígbo.
He defeated four other candidates to emerge victorious in the delegates election on Sunday.
The election took place at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri, capital of Imo State.
Obiozor polled a total of 304 votes to win the election.
Three of his opponents had announced that they were stepping down for him at the venue before voting commenced.
Obiozor takes over from John Nwodo as the president-general of the organization following the expiration of the tenure of the Nwodo-led leadership.
Governors Okezie Ikpeazu (Abịa), David Umahi (Ebonyi) and Hope Uzodinma (Imo) attended the election.
How they voted:
Abia Delegates Voted in Favour of Professor George Obiozor: 47 Votes. No Vote for his Opponent, Chief Valentine Oparaocha.
Anambra Delegates Voted in Favour of Professor George Obiozor:41. His Opponent, Chief Valentine Oparaocha, Got 1 Vote.
Delta State Delegates Voted in Favour of Professor George Obiozor: 17 Votes. His Opponent, Chief Valentine Oparaocha, Got 1 Vote.
Ebonyi State Delegates Voted in Favour of Professor George Obiozor: 53 Votes. His Opponent, Chief Valentine Oparaocha, Got No Vote.
Enugu State Delegates Voted in Favour of Professor George Obiozor: 40 Votes. His Opponent, Chief Valentine Oparaocha, Got 1 Vote.
Imo State Delegates Voted in Favour of Professor George Obiozor: 42. His Opponent Chief Valentine Oparaocha, Got No Vote.
Rivers State Delegates Voted: 21 in Favour of Professor George Obiozor. His Opponent, Chief Valentine Oparaocha, Got No Vote.
Ohanaeze Affiliate Associations Delegates and Ohanaeze Diaspora Delegates Voted : 43 in favour of Professor George Obiozor.
His Opponent, Chief Valentine Oparaocha, Got 12 Votes.
The Total Result of election of President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo: Oparaocha 15 Votes, Professor George Obiozor: 304 Votes.

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