Sunday, February 7, 2021

WTO DG: VAOP Commends Joe Biden On Choice Of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

By Victor Bieni, Asaba

A group under the aegies of Voice of Aniocha/ Oshimili People (VAOP) led by its National President, Comrade Sir Bieni Victor Emenike has commended US President Joe Biden, US leaders and the entire 164 member Countries of WTO for the endorsement of one of their illustrious Daughters, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the position of the next Director- General, World Trade Organization.

The group in a press Statement by the VAOP Director of Media and Publicity, Comrade Ojete Joseph Jr. which was made available to newsmen today in Asaba, Delta State capital, Nigeria, West African Continent congratulated the Nigeria's Ex-Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala described the illustrious Daughter of Anioma Nation, Delta State, Nigeria as a Woman of great courage, high intellectual prowess, patience personified, sense of unity, determination and focus.

They applauded US President Joe Biden for his administration's, US Government, African Union, European Union, and everyone for their magnanimous support to the candidacy, choice of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as consensus on WTO position while thanking US leaders on their support, Endorsement to their illustrious daughter.

The group leadership also thank President Mohammed Buhari for the nomination of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Nigeria's candidate for the position, commended all Africans, Nigerians, Deltans Citizens, the Senate and Members of the National Assembly and other Nigerian Diplomats on their roles towards the actualization of this great feats by Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as first African and Woman to clinch the seat of WTO DG.

The press release reads in parts: " We as a group Commends US President, Joe Biden. We also thank US leaders on their recent endorsement of our Daughter. She is also a US Citizen. The Leadership of Voice of Aniocha/ Oshimili People in Anioma Nation of Delta State, Nigeria, West African Continent hereby Commends Us Government, Biden-Harris Administration for supporting our illustrious Daughter, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the position of next Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO DG) following the decision of the Republic of Korea's Trade Minister, Too Myung-hee withdrawal of her candidacy".

"This good Development was confirmed today in a press Statement by the Office of US Trade Representative. No doubt, this development is also a U-turn from the previous position held by administration of former President Donald Trump, which supported Myung-hee of Republic of Korea. We appreciate the Trade Minister of Republic of Korea for her magnanimous support as well".

"The Leadership of Voice of Aniocha/Oshimili People (VAOP), a reputable socio-economic, political and cultural pressure group in Anioma Nation of Delta State, Nigeria, West African continent Commends the roles played by everyone towards the achievements of this greatest feats on the global Endorsement of our illustrious Daughter, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. We Appreciate the efforts of the Political Leader of Aniocha/ Oshimili People, Minority Leader, Federal House of Representatives, and Member Representing, Aniocha/ Oshimili Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Rt. Hon Ndudi Elumelu for his relentless efforts and support to his sister, our Daughter for National Assembly leadership support".

"We assured the global populace that she will deliver on her promises as soon as she clinches the position. Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's choice is based on Merit, her courage, intellectual prowess, sense of commitment, unity of purpose, determination and focus has no match globally as he will be the first Africa and Woman to clinch the position".

"She will bring her wealth, proven experience with excellent leadership and administrative prowess to bear through procedural reforms in WTO. Her knowledge of International diplomacy, World renowned Economist, 25 years in the World Bank, two term as Nigeria's Ex-Minister of Finance and other exceptional and globally accepted qualifications she posseses lead WTO".

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