By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated former Nigeria Ambassador to the United States, Israel and Cyprus, Prof. George Obiozor, on his election as the President-General of the Ohaneze Ndigbo.
The party said this in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja.
The PDP 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.
Prof. Obiozor, the PDP said, is 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 our country.
The party pointed out that it noted the choice of Prof. Obiozor to lead the Ohaneze Ndigbo at this critical time in the history of the nation, particularly given his doggedness in fighting for constitutional all-inclusiveness as well as elimination of all forms of social injustice, divisiveness, nepotism, sectional marginalization, constitutional violations and disregard for the sensibilities of the Nigerian people.
According to the main opposition party, “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”.