The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State, High Chief Ikechi Emenike has joined the people of Imo State and the entire Igbo race in mourning the death of the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Prof George Obiozor.

Emenike expressed deep sadness over the passage of the “dependable leader” to eternity, saying that Obiozor would be counted among the leaders that have worked for peace, unity an progress of Nigeria and the Igbo race.

While paying tribute to the late Ohanaeze PG, Emenike noted that Prof Obiozor would be remembered as an accomplished academic, diplomat and a highly respected leader.

“He(Obiozor) was a stabilising bulwark against the centripetal and centrifugal forces threatening the unity and peaceful coexistence of this great country, bringing his maturity and diplomatic finesse to bear in his handling of national issues,” he said.

The Abia APC governorship hopeful stated that Obiozor has left indelible footprints in the sand of time every where he found himself and in every path he had crossed, citing his numerous writings on international and domestic issues and his service to the nation as a diplomat.

He said that given his stature and life of service to the nation and his people, Prof Obiozor would be greatly missed by the nation he had served with unblemished record and unbridled patriotism as well as the people he worked hard to protect.

While offering his condolence to the Obiozor family, the government and people of Imo State as well as Ndigbo at home and in the diaspora, Emenike prayed for the peaceful repose of the servant leader.

Prof Ohiozor was a former director-general of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs(NIIA), Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Cyprus, Ambassador to Israel and also to the United States of America. He was elected the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide in February 2021.

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