Obasanjo, Balewa, Mandela, others, nominated for leadership awards



Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, President of Ghana, Nana Akuffo-Addo and Mahamad Ennaceur, former interim President of Tunisia have been nominated for the  African Leadership Award.


Similarly, the first Prime Minister of Nigeria, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa,   former President of Africa, Nelson Mandela,   former President of Ghana Jerry Rawlings and Desmond Tutu, former Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Africa, have also been nominated for Posthumous Elites Heroes award.


The Prestigious Elites Board announced this statement issued by the Executive Chairman, Mr Uwakhemen Festus on behalf of the governing council, on Friday in Abuja.


Festus said  the names carefully selected through due process.


He also stated that the first award recipients would be inducted into the African Prestigious Elites Leaders Hall of Fame and Personality Award respectively, and that the nominated recipients approved by the ’s advisory board would be inducted into the ‘ Highest Honour Award (AHHA)’ as nomination letters being sent out to them.


He listed nominees for the African Prestigious Elite Leaders Hall of Fame category to include, Adly Mahmoud Mansour, former President of Egypt, and Jose’ Mario Vaz, former President of Guinea-Bissau.


“Also nominated for Posthumous Elites Heroes award are; Nnamdi Azikiwe, first President of Nigeria; John Mills, former President of Ghana; Musa Yar’adua former President of Nigeria,  M.K. Abiola (GCFR) and Shehu Shagari (GCFR).


“The governing council also nominated great African who have contributed their quota through creation, innovations, manufacturing, and humanitarian support across and for Africans.”


He also listed the nominees to be inducted into AHHA as African Prestigious Elite Personality to include; Abdul  Rabiu, BUA Group of Nigeria, Innocent Chukwuma,  Innoson Group of Nigeria and Sir Sam Jonah, Helios Tower of Ghana,


Others are Alhaji Abdulmunaf Sarina, Azman Group of Nigeria,  Herman Mashaba, Black Like Me of South and  Patricia  Diaby, Plot Enterprise Group of Ghana who is the first woman to be inducted into the highest honor.


Also to be inducted are Dele Momodu, Ovation Magazine;  Ibrahim Mahama, Dzata Cement of Ghana;  Nduka Obaigbena, Thisday Media Group of Nigeria and Patrice Motsepe, African Rainbow Minerals of South amongst others.  (NAN)