The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday, commended Prof. George Obiozor on his emergence as the new president of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization.
The congratulatory message was contained in a statement made available to newsmen by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.
The party described Obiozor, a former Nigerian ambassador to several countries as a seasoned administrator and courageous nationalist, capable of leading the group to greater heights.
While commending the outgoing leadership led by Chief John Nwodo, the PDP urged the incoming leadership to strive to do better than the previous leaders.
The statement reads: “The Peoples Democratic Party congratulates 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 also extolled the leaders and the people of the southeast for their democratic credentials evinced in the successful election of a new leadership of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization.
Prof. Obiozor 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 PDP notes the choice of Prof. Obiozor to lead the Ohaneze Ndigbo at this critical time in the history of our 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.
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.
The PDP commends the outgoing leadership of the Ohaneze Ndigbo led by Chief John Nwodo, for a very fruitful tenure and urges the new leadership to continue on the path of success already laid by successive leadership of the organization.”
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has been called on by the Peoples Democratic Party, to learn from the invasion of the United States Capitol Hill by supporters of President Donald Trump during the certification of Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.
The opposition party made this call in a statement released on Friday through its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, titled, ‘Triumph of US election is a lesson to APC’.
PDP advised Buhari to learn from the events of the United States presidential election by strengthening Nigeria’s democratic institutions.
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