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Ohanaeze consensus candidate, Obiozor, collapses at Enugu meeting

by News Echo
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Tragedy was averted at the Imeobi meeting of Ohanaeze Ndigbo on Sunday as Imo State consensus candidate for the post of president general in the coming January election, Professor George Obiozor, fainted at the venue of the meeting.

Our correspondent gathered that Obiozor was carried out unconscious mid way into the expanded meeting of the Imeobi (the highest organ of Ohanaeze). The Imeobi meeting, held for the second time within one month was in regards to the forthcoming elections of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization
A source at the meeting said that Obiozor exhibiting unusual behavior before he was escorted out of the hall where the meeting was taking place at the Nike Lake Resort, Enugu.

But as he was being escorted out, it was gathered that he suddenly slumped and passed out.
He was said to be consequently driven away unconscious to an unknown destination in an unmarked SUV.
The entire drama was witnessed by Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state, Ministers Chris Ngige and Ogbonnaya Onu, former Senate president, Anyim Pius Anyim, Senator Osita Izunaso, Chief Chekwas Okorie and the deputy governor of Ebonyi state as well as others.

Some persons, especially former governors, were said to have raised objections to the constitution of the 40 member election committee, led by Ben Obi.

The protest was said to be led by Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, who opposed the Ben Obi-led committee chairmanship.

To save the situation, Obi was said to have voluntarily stepped down for peace to reign paving the way for a former president general of the organization, Gary Enwo Igariwey from Ebonyi state to nominated as the chairman.

A cleric, Bishop Gordy Okafor was nominated as deputy chairman and was also unanimously adopted.
It was also agreed that the January election is expected to take place in Owerri, Imo state, with the additional adoption that subsequent elections shall be held in the state whose turn it is to produce the president general.

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