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Governor Hope Uzodinma Confirms Death Of Ohanaeze Ndigbo President, George Obiozor

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Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma has confirmed the death of the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, George Obiozor.

Governor Hope Uzodinma Confirms Death Of Ohanaeze Ndigbo President, George Obiozor

George Obiozor Is Dead

On Tuesday, December 27, there had been speculations on the death of Obiozor, but the Apex Ndigbo socio-cultural group denied the rumour.

However, Uzodinma confirmed Obiozor’s death in a statement, titled, “Imo State Government Obituary Announcement,” issued on Wednesday night.

The statement reads, “On behalf of the Government and people of Imo State, I, Senator Hope Uzodimma, the Executive Governor of Imo State, sorrowfully announce the passage of a great Son of Imo State and Nigeria, the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, worldwide, Prof George Obiozor.

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“A renowned academic, an exceptional diplomat, a statesman, and a tenacious patriot, Prof George Obiozor passed on recently after a brief illness.

“The death of this foremost Igbo leader and former Nigeria’s ambassador to the United States and the State of Israel, is a big loss to Imo State, the South East, and the entire Nigeria.

“I have no doubt that both Nigeria and the international community will miss his profound intellectual contributions and wise counsel on national and global issues.

“His burial arrangements will be announced in due course by the family. May his great and gentle soul rest in peace.”

KanyiDaily recalls that George Obiozor was elected president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide in January 2021.

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