Former President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Chief John NNia Nwodo on his election as President-General of apex Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo.
Jonathan described Nwodo as popular choice.
Speaking in a goodwill message to Nwodo, ex-President Jonathan urged him to use his new position to work for the good of Ndigbo, and, also seek to promote national development.
A statement issued by the former President’s Media adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, reads: “I wish to convey my best wishes and congratulate you on your election victory as the new President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo.
“Your victory is well deserved and I am convinced that Ndigbo and the entire nation will be better for it.
“Given your record of accomplishments and outstanding service to our dear country in the various public offices you had held, I have no doubt that you will succeed in this assignment and justify the huge confidence reposed in you by a people whose love you always profess.
“I believe that in leading Ohaneze Ndigbo, you will deploy your integrity, exceptional eloquence and abiding goodwill across the nation to not only promote cohesion and national development, but also provide Ndigbo with a strong voice that will command national and international acclaim.
“May God lead you to accomplish your mandate.”