A former Minister of Information, Nnia Nwodo, was yesterday elected the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex socio-political organization of the Igbo.

Nwodo got 242 votes, to defeat his opponent, Prof. Chinweite Ejike, a former Vice-Chancellor of Enugu State University of Science and Technology, who got 13 votes.

Two other candidates, Prof. Simon Otuanya and Chief Joel Ezeugwu, stepped down for Nwodo at the last minute.

 A former Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Allison Madueke, who was believed to be in the race, did not participate in the election.


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