The presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, has emerged the “Man Of The Year’ in the 2022 Leadership Excellence Awards.
Obi defeated three other nominees to emerge winner of the 14-day Leadership Excellence Awards, which is voted by Nigerians both home and in the Diaspora via online platforms.
The online voting took place from Aug. 1st to Aug. 14 and its organised by the Igbere TV, a foremost community TV in Nigeria.
The former Anambra State Governor polled 2, 428, 403 votes to defeat the Chairman and Founder of BUA Group, Abdul Rabiu who polled 1, 124, 172 and popular Nigerian Singer, David Adeleke, a.k.a Davido who polled 881, 766.
The fourth nominee, Apostle Chibuzor Gift Chinyere, the Founder and General Overseer of Omega Power Ministries, had earlier stepped down and publicly endorsed Peter Obi for the award.
The prestigious award, endorsed by the African Union, African Film Institute, will be presented in November 2022 in Abuja.
The prestigious award, which is the fourth in a row, is an annual event; which recognises and honours outstanding impacts of leaders across public and private sectors in Nigeria, NAN reports.
The event promotes outstanding leaders and personalities whose impacts have been felt in Nigeria’s political, social and economic spheres.