Breaking News: Chief John Nnia Nwodo emerges new President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo

www.odogwublog.com reports that John Nnia Nwodo, a lawyer has emerged the new President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo with 241 votes.

His closest rival Prof Ejike scored 13 votes

Uche Okoro also a lawyer emerged the Secretary General of Ohaneze Ndigbo with 166 votes. He defeated Chief Isaac Nwowu who garnered 63 votes and Chief Crowel who got 4 votes , while 26 votes were void.

Nwodo wins Ohanaeze Presidency, Okwukwu Secretary General

Former Minister for Information and Culture, Chief John Nnia Nwodo this evening emerged the new President General of the apex socio-cultural body of Ndigbo, Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
Nwodo pulled a total of 242 votes to defeat his only rival, a former Vice Chancellor of old Anmabra State University of Technology, ASUTH, Prof. Chiweyete Ejike, who gathered 13 votes. 6 votes were voided in the contest for the President General.
The post of Secretary General of the organization also went to Rivers state indigene Barrister Uche Okwukwu who scored 166 votes against Chief Isaac Wonwu who got 63 votes, while Chief Kroham Joel got 4 votes.

Protests of imposition were rife in the election, particularly from Imo state where Governor Rochas Okorocha was accused of imposing the Deputy President General. Also candidates complained of high nomination fee such as N500, 000 for President General, N300, 000 for Secretary General, N250, 000 for Deputy President General and N100,000 for National Treasurer. Earlier than the election, lists circulated, itemizing preferred or what some called imposed winners.

 Delivering his valedictory speech, the out-going President General, Chief Enwo Igariwey said he hopes to see a rejuvenated Ohanaeze and charged them to complete the on going remodeling of Ohanaeze secretariat being executed by Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state. Out of about 500 delegates for the election, the Movement for Actualization of Sovereign state of Biafra, MASSOB secured 5 delegates.

There was commotion on the use English language in the forum, with many preferring that Igbo language was adopted as medium of speech. Chairman of the election committee, Prof. Anya O. Anya told Ndigbo that 47 years after the Nigeria/Biafra war, it was time for reflection and repositioning of Ndigbo.


Breaking News: Chief John Nnia Nwodo emerges new President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo Breaking News: Chief John Nnia Nwodo emerges new President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Rating: 5

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