The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, has confirmed the death of the President General of the apex Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Professor George Obiozor.
The governor in a statement made available to 𝕹𝖔𝖇𝖑𝖊 𝕽𝖊𝖕𝖔𝖗𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖘 𝕸𝖊𝖉𝖎𝖆’s known Media, said Obiozor whom he described as a renowned academic, an exceptional diplomat, a statesman and a tenacious patriot, passed on recently after a brief illness. (Watch Video Here)
“The death of this foremost Igbo leader and former NIGERIA’S ambassador to the United States and the State of Israel is a big loss to Imo state, the South East and the entire Nigeria. I have no doubt that both Nigeria and the international community will miss his profound intellectual contributions and wise counsel on national and global issues,” Governor Uzodimma said.
The governor, who said that the burial arrangements for the former diplomat will be announced in due course by the family, prayed that his great and gentle soul rest in peace. (Watch Video Here)
Prof. Obiozor hailed from Awo-Omoma, Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State.
He replaced John Nwodo as the President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in 2021 after polling 304 votes to defeat his closest rival, Valentine Oparaocha, who polled 15 votes for the position. (Watch Video Here)
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