The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has emerged the “Man Of The Year” for the 2022 Leadership Excellence Awards.
He won the award in a 14-day Leadership Excellence voting by Nigerians, both home and in the Diaspora via online platforms and was organized by the Igbere TV, a foremost community TV in Nigeria.
Obi defeated three other nominees to emerge winner in the online voting that took place from August 1st to August 14, 2022 via online platforms.
Peter Obi 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 award, endorsed by the African Union, African Film Institute, will be presented in November 2022 in Abuja.
The awar,d which is the fourth in a row, is an annual event that promotes outstanding leaders and personalities whose impacts have been felt in Nigeria’s political, social and economic spheres.
Obi is a Nigerian businessman and politician who served as governor of Anambra State from March to November 2006 to February to May 2007, and from June 2007 to March 2014.
Born in Onitsha in 1961, Obi graduated from the University of Nigeria in 1984, entered business and banking and held several high-ranking executive positions in the banking sector.
In the year 2000, Obi was the Chairman of Fidelity Bank before leaving the position to go into politics.