WTO Top Job: “Humbled To Be Declared Candidate With Largest, Broadest Support” — Okonjo-Iweala @NOIweala
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s Former Finance Minister says she was humbled to be declared the candidate with the largest votes amongst the 164 member states of the global trade organization.
BREAKING TIMES had reported that Okonjo-Iweala would likely emerge as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
She polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat her opponent, South Korea’s trade minister, Yoo Myung-hee.
Reacting to this development, the economist in a tweet via her Twitter handle on Thursday, said she remains positive of becoming the first African and first female director-general of WTO despite the United States opposition to her candidacy.
“Happy for the success & continued progress of our @wto DG bid. Very humbled to be declared the candidate with the largest, broadest support among members & most likely to attract consensus. We move on to the next step on Nov 9, despite hiccups. We’re keeping the positivity going,” she tweeted.