Obiozor, on his election as President General of the apex Igbo
socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo.
Kalu, in a congratulatory message issued on Monday, wished the new
president general success in his new role and urged Ndigbo in Nigeria
and abroad to close ranks in a bid to advance the cause of the Igbo
Describing Obiozor’s victory as timely and a good development, Kalu
stressed that the ex-envoy’s pedigree and goodwill earned him robust
support from Ndigbo worldwide.
The senate chief whip, also felicitated with the newly elected
Vice-President and Secretary-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Dr Kingsley
Lawrence and Chief Okey Emuchay respectively.
Kalu, while re-affirming his confidence in the newly elected executive
committee, noted that Ndigbo are blessed with personalities, across
various fields of human endeavour.
He said that many of them had carved a niche for themselves in their
professions beyond the shores of Nigeria.
The former governor of Abia, urged Igbo sons and daughters at home and
abroad to participate in the political process in the collective efforts
to reposition the South East in national politics.
According to him, the future of the South East is bright under President
Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government.
“I was elated when I received the news of the election of Obiozor as
President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo.
“The emergence of Prof. Obiozor is not a surprise to me, owing to the
new president-general’s rich and intimidating profile.
“The new president -general has over the years built and sustained
relationships locally and internationally,” he said.
He said that Obiozor had the wherewithal to advance the cause of
Ndigbo in a united and indivisible Nigeria.
“I have no doubt that the newly elected executive will consolidate on
the achievements of the outgoing executive under the leadership of Chief
John Nwodo,” he said.
Kalu, while applauding Nwodo for his maturity, patriotism and
consistency during his tenure as President-General, called on Ndigbo to
work closely with other geo-political zones in a bid for them to take
their rightful position in national polity.
He promised to sustain his support for Ohaneze Ndigbo and added that the
apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation remained a pride of Ndigbo at home
and abroad. (NAN)