Former Governor of Enugu state, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani has expressed deep grief over the demise of Ohanaeze leader and foremost diplomat Professor George Obiozor describing it as a huge loss to the nation.

Senator Nnamani stated that Nigeria and the South East Zone in particular have lost a patriot and mentor who stood to be counted when it mattered .

The Senator who represents Enugu East in the Senate lamented that Professor Obiozor died when his services were most needed to navigate through the murky political water in the country.

He recalled the exploits of Professor Obiozor as a renowned academic, a quintessential diplomat and a custodian of Igbo culture and tradition and submitted that his exit has created a huge vacuum.

According to him, “As an Ambassador, Professor Obiozor marketed Nigeria and her potentials to the outside world . He demonstrated enormous capacity in leadership and international affairs .

“At home in Nigeria , he contributed to the socio- political and economic developments. He was a leader without boundaries .

“We shall miss his intellectual and oratory prowess , frank and Patriotic disposition to national issues. He called a spade its rightful name no matter whose ox was gored”.

Senator Nnamani added that Professor Obiozor was an emancipator of sort because he stood for the oppressed and the down trodden at all times .

“As President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Professor Obiozor stood for his people and strived for a society of equal opportunities for all irrespective of tribe or religion”, Senator Nnamani stressed .

He enjoined the governments and people of the South Eastern States especially Imo state to take solace in the fact that Professor Obiozor left good legacies and positive footprints in the sand of time .

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