WTO: REACTIONS AS NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA MAKES FINAL LIST OF TWO CONTENDERS
members of World Trade Organization yesterday, Wednesday selected two final candidates for the final round.
They are: Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee.
In the meantime, some prominent Nigerians have reacted to the emergence of Ngozi Iweala as one of the final two candidates.
The 2019 Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Peter Obi and former Bayelsa Senator, Ben Murray-Bruce, have differently congratulated Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who had served as Nigeria’s Finance Minister for making it into the finals.
Writing on his social media handle, Ben Bruce said, “I congratulate my sister, @NOIweala on making it into the final two amongst contenders to lead the WTO.”
On his part, Peter Obi on his twitter handle wrote, “Dearest Sister @NOIweala, My sincere congratulations on your selection as one of the final two.
“God Almighty who sees your goodness and commitment to a better Africa and the world will grant you success. God bless you always.”
Brave Views gathered that with the two women advancing to the final round of the selection process, the WTO will likely have the first female Director-General in its 25-year history.