Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala the Nigerian former finance minister, who is vying for the post of the Director General of World Trade Organisation (WTO), has a very strong opposition, in the candidate from Egypt Mr Hamid Mamdouh, who said that Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, lacks the support of African countries in her quest to become the Director General of WTO.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is vying to become the first African, to preside over the World Trade Organisation as Director General and she said she has the backing of the President Buhari and African countries to become the next Director General of the organisation and Nigeria believes she will do well as President Muhammad Buhari's government has given her the maximum backing, because she has worked with World Bank for so many years and has gathered the required knowledge to preside over such organizations.
But in the latest twist the Egyptian candidate Mr Hamid, said that the Nigerian candidate for the office of the WTO President, does not have the support of African Union to beat him in the election, to become the next WTO President. According to the candidate from Egypt Dr. Okonji Iweala, does not have the support from Africa Union as they have thrown their weight behind me as a former diplomat today organisation.
We know that they still campaigning, but this is an eye opener, there is need for the federal government of Nigeria to give more support to Okonjo-iweala during her campaign period, with their position as a staunch member in African Union, Nigeria can approach other countries to ensure that they give Okonjo-iweala, the maximum support that is needed, as the victory for Okonji Iweala is the victory for Nigeria.