The All Progressives Congress Presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has paid tribute to the late President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Prof. George Obiozor.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that Tinubu gave the tribute in a condolence message he issued through his media aide, Tunde Rahman, on Thursday.
The former governor described Obiozor as a foremost patriot who lived a distinguished life of service with diligence, honour and integrity to Nigeria and Ndigbo alike.
Punch Metro had reported that Obiozor died of heart related disease on Monday.
Tinubu said, “I am deeply saddened by the news of the death of Ambassador George Obiozor, President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide.
“This great Igbo leader and Nigeria’s elder statesman was a distinguished academic and diplomat who served his people and entire country with honour, dedication and distinction.
“Ambassador Obiozor’s death at this time has again robbed our dear country of one of its finest public servants and committed leaders.
“As the leader of Ohanaeze, he championed the course of national unity and economic development while seeking a more equitable and even-handed federation where all the constituent units and ethnic groups can live together in peace and harmony.
“The ideals of a better and more inclusive country where justice and equity would prevail, for which Ambassador Obiozor lived will forever be cherished.”