Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri
Elder statesman, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, on Monday said neither himself nor the governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma, imposed Prof. George Obiozor as a consensus candidate for the January 2021 presidential election of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
At press conference in Owerri, Iwuanyanwu said the emergence of Obiozor who was Nigeria’s ambassador to the United States, Israel and Cyprus, was a consensus decision.
He said that Obiozor was neither a stooge to him or Uzodinma.
The elder statesman said that a committee made up of prominent sons and daughters chose Obiozor as “a consensus candidate because of his rich academic and political profile.”
Obiozor who later spoke to journalists, said he had the capability to lead Ohanaeze.
Obiozor said that if he emerged the next president of Ohanaeze, he would build a consensus that would make the region get the deserved attention at the national level.