Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has sent congratulatory messages to the newly elected Executive Leaders of the Apex Igbo sociocultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo after their election which held Sunday at the Dan Anyiam Stadium.
In a congratulatory message made available to the media by his Chief Press Secretary, Sir Onyebuchi Ememanka, Governor Ikpeazu described the newly elected President General of the organisation as a man whose “pedigree is unquestionable and his records, unassailable. His reach is wide and his integrity, solid”, promising the entire new leadership “of the continued support of the people and Government of Abia State in their assignment”.
Governor Ikpeazu described Professor Obiozor’s election as a ‘watershed’ in Igboland judging from the overwhelming support he enjoyed at the election.
According to the Governor, “Professor Obiozor’s election comes at a time when the Igbo are in desperate search for consistent strong leadership which will galvanize us into a solid voice in national affairs. Professor Obiozor’s pedigree is unquestionable and his records, unassailable. His reach is wide and his integrity, solid. I am confident that with his long years of experience in public service, especially his expertise in managing the challenges inherent in complex diplomatic relations, Professor Obiozor is well suited for the challenges that face the Igbo in a united Nigeria”.
Governor Ikpeazu also warmly congratulated the rest of the members of the newly elected Executive Committee of Ohaneze Ndigbo, especially the two sons of Abia State, Ambassador Okey Emuchay who emerged the new Secretary General and Dr Kingsley Dozie Lawrence who emerged the Vice President General of the organization.
Governor Ikpeazu urged them to be good ambassadors of the State at the organization.
The Governor assured the new leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo of the continued support of the people and Government of Abia State in their assignment and thanked the outgone President General, Chief John Nnia Nwodo for his services to the Igbo nation.