Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has appointed Professor George Obiozor, has its new President General.

The new leader is a Former Nigerian Ambassador to the United States.

Professor George Obiozor

Obiozor emerged as the president on Sunday after he scored 304 votes to beat two other contestants in an election held at the Dan Anyiam Stadium Owerri.

He had been selected as a consensus candidate at Imeobi meeting convened by the Nwodo-led executive of Ohaneze Ndigbo, but his emergence was described as unconstitutional by some aspirants.

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.

Others include ArchBishop of the Enugu Province, Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, former President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Gary Igariwe, and a host of other senators and lawmakers from the southeast and south-south.

The 78-year-old professor was Nigeria’s ambassador to the united states from 2004 to 2008.