The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has won the “Man Of The Year awards ’ in the 2022 Leadership Excellence Awards.
In a 14-day Leadership Excellence Awards voting by Nigerians both home and in the Diaspora via online platforms, Obi was voted ahead of three other nominees.
The online voting was organised by the Igbere TV, a foremost community TV in Nigeria.
Obi defeated three other nominees to emerge winner of the voting which took place from August 1st to August 14, via online platforms.
He polled 2, 428, 403 votes to defeat the Chairman and Founder of BUA Group, Abdulsamad 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; it recognises and honours outstanding impacts of leaders across public and private sectors in Nigeria.
The event promotes outstanding leaders and personalities whose impacts have been felt in Nigeria’s political, social and economic spheres.
In May 2022, Obi became the presidential candidate of the LP in the upcoming 2023 general elections, after defecting from the People Democratic Party.