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Obasanjo, Balewa, Mandela nominated for leadership awards

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Obasanjo, Balewa, Mandela nominated for leadership awards

Obasanjo, Balewa, Mandela nominated for leadership awards

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

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

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

Festus said the names were 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 organization’s advisory board would be inducted into the ‘Africa Highest Honour Award as nomination letters were being sent out to them.

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He listed other 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.

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