Gbenga Daniel, Yinka Odumakin, Musiliu Obanikoro Honoured at City People 2ND Political Excellence Awards
By: Rukayat Adedayo
Planet 1 Events Centre, Maryland, Lagos was a beehive of the ‘who is who’ in Nigerian politics as topmost celebrity magazine, CityPeople held its 2nd edition of the Political Excellence Awards. The organizers of the award honoured and celebrated leaders, political players, groups and individuals who have performed excellently in the past few years.
According to Dr. Seye Kehinde, the Publisher of City Magazine, the City People Political Excellence Awards is set up as a platform to identify and honour deserving individuals, political office holders and stakeholders who have performed creditably well in their various offices. “In spite of the negative comments and developments in our political setting, there are certain politicians and public organisations that are doing quite well. They deserve to be commended, in order to encourage them to do more and also encourage others to emulate them as well”, he said.
The event was classy and glamorous with the very best of entertainment. Recipients of the prestigious awards include the former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Minister for State Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, Abike Dabiri, Yinka Odumakin, Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, Mr. Sam Nda Issiah, Hon. Isiaq Abiodun Akinlade and a host of others.
The maiden edition of the awards for 2013, which held in February 2014, recorded an unprecedented attendance from serving government functionaries, top politicians and stakeholders from across the country.