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JUST IN: Why United States Is Opposing Okonjo-Iweala As WTO DG

The United States (US) is reported to have opposed the candidature of Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Director General of World Trade Organisation (WTO).

BREEZEREPORTERS had reported that Okonjo-Iweala won with a clear margin ahead of her South Korea opponent, Yoo Myung-hee.

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Okonjo-Iweala had support from 104 of all 164 countries who are members of the WTO.

However, report has it that US had refused to support Okonjo-Iweala despite her wide support across major countries.

The heads of delegation met today and were unable to reach a consensus. A consensus needed to be reached by the 164 member countries before WTO can have a new head.

Report according to Bloomberg shows that the US was rooting for South Korea’s candidate, Myung-hee.

Many had speculated that the US support for Myung-hee is associated with the bond with South Korea.

According to a report by REUTERS, US told a WTO meeting that it does not support the candidature of Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria.

Okonjo-Iweala had been pitched ahead of her counterpart, Myung-hee, to succeed Roberto Azevedo who stepped down as DG in August.

Adesola Ikulajolu

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