Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has congratulated George Obiozor on his emergence as the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
Obiozor was announced as president of the Igbo socio-cultural group after an election on Sunday.
Reacting to the news, Atiku congratulated Ohanaeze Ndigbo for retaining its unity after a successful election.
Atiku said: “Yesterday, I spoke with Prof. George Obiozor, newly elected President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo. I congratulated him on his election.
“I am elated that the process that led to his election and that of the new executive was concluded in line with established democratic tenets.
“Like many, who have followed with keen interest the goings-on, I had wondered how the group will pull through the process of the election and still come out unscathed and still remain a cohesive and strong force with its integrity intact.
“By the outcome of this election, Ndigbo have not only proved the pundits wrong but have shown that they are real democrats.”