Celebrating Prof George Obiozor, President General, Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide

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By Joe Igbokwe
Recently I alerted Igbo leaders at home and in diaspora in a video that IPOB is planning to put a knife on things that have held Igbo and Yoruba together since the inception of Nigeria as a political entity.
I received many encouraging calls both at home and abroad from those who can see tomorrow. Some did not call but I read their positions and stands on Social Media.
Prof George Obiozor did not only call me to pat me on the back he jumped into the plane to Lagos and asked to meet Governor Sanwo Olu to discuss the issue.
Today (Thursday )  Prof Obiozor , Amb. Emeuchey, my humble self and 17 other Igbo leaders, including Professor Anya o Anya, Dr Pascal Dozie, Dr Obieri, Gen Abel Umahi, Chief Guy Ikokwu, Solomon Ogbonna, Barr Uwazulike, Chief Mike Umeh and others had a fruitful discussion on the way forward.
Prof Obiozor did not act like others who lack cultural competence and emotional intelligence. He came , he saw and conquered. Prof Obiozor made a powerful speech that left no one in doubt that he is an experienced scholar , diplomat and a wise man.
While NDIGBO LAGOS were busy posting scurrilous drivels on social media suggesting that all is well, Prof George Obiozor demonstrated tact, intelligence, maturity, understanding and knowledge. It teaches us a lesson all that glitters are not gold. It shows at once that there are men and there are boys also.
My friend and scholar , Professor George Obiozor is a great man. He stood up like an elder and acted like an elder and not like the proverbial Ostrich that hid its head in the sand with the body exposed and thought it is protected. I celebrate Prof George Obiozor for who he is. When he got home he called me again to express his joy for today’s meeting. This is the hallmark of leadership. There is yet hope in Igbo land . It is not a basket case yet.
Let other elders stand up now and speak like Prof George Obiozor. The urgency of now demands real men in Igboland to speak up. Thank you Professor George Obiozor but take notice that your task is not done yet because new challenges will always confront you as a citizen diplomat .
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