Southeast governors and leaders on Sunday called for unity among Ndigbo.

They pledged to continue to protect their interest.

They spoke at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri, the Imo State capital, after the election of former Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Prof George Obiozor, as President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

He succeeded Chief John Nwodo, whose tenure expired midnight on Saturday. It was the turn of Imo to produce the President-General, which is rotated among the Southeast states and Igbo-speaking parts of the Southsouth.

Delegates from Abia, Anambra, Delta, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo and Rivers states arrived at the stadium as early as 10 am.