A Nigerian professor has been elected as the President of apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohaneze Ndigbo.
Professor George Obiozor has been elected as the President of Ohaneze Ndigbo.
Obiozor is a former Nigerian Ambassador to the United States.
He emerged as the new President General of the Igbo socio-cultural group Ohaneze Ndigbo after securing 304 votes to beat two other contestants at the Dan Anyiam Stadium Owerri.
Present at the election were the Governors of Imo and Ebonyi State, Minister of Labour Chris Ngige, Minister of Science and technology Ogbonnaya Onu, Senator Andy Uba, former President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Gary Igariwe, ArchBishop of the Enugu Province, Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma and a host of other senators and lawmakers from the southeast and south-south.