Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has felicitated with Prof. George Obiozor on his election as the President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo.
Obiozor, also a former Nigerian Ambassador to the US, Israel and Cyprus, polled 304 votes to defeat his only rival, Mr Valentine Oparaocha, who got 15 votes.
The election into the pan-Igbo cultural organisation was held at the Dan Anyanwa Stadium in Owerri on Sunday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Obiozor was also a former Director-General, Nigerian Institute for International Affairs (NIIA) and a professor of international relations.
In a congratulatory message to Obiozor, which was made available to NAN in Awka, Moghalu said Obiozor is eminently prepared for the challenging leadership role by virtue of his distinguished track records.
“Obiozor possesses the requisite leadership experience, global exposures and intellectual pedigree for the socio-cultural leadership of Ndigbo at this critical period in Nigeria’s quest for nationhood,” he said.
Moghalu, a former presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the 2019 general elections, expressed confidence in the leadership of Obiozor to foster unity and progress of the Igbo people.
“I am confident his leadership of Ohaneze will foster emphasis on strategic thinking and action, positive value systems to govern Igbo society,” he emphasised.
However, Moghalu advised him to foster an effective partnerships with other ethnic nationalities to build a nation anchored on equality, justice and equity.