WTO DG bid: We’re keeping the positivity going – Okonjo-Iweala
Nigeria’s candidate for the position of Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has said she is keeping the positivity going in her bid to head the organisation despite the opposition from the United States.
In a tweet on Thursday, she expressed her happiness for the success and continued progress of her bid, adding that she felt humbled to have been declared the candidate with the largest votes amongst the 164 member states of the 25-year-old global trade organisation.
She wrote: “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.
On November 9, the WTO General Council, which is the highest decision-making body of the WTO after the Ministerial Conference, is scheduled to ratify the report of the WTO DG selection panel (Troika), which overwhelmingly identified Okonjo-Iweala as the candidate preferred by most of the members of the group to head the organisation.