Daily Post reports that Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, the national secretary of the Ohanaeze Youth Council, announced this during a press briefing on Thursday, January 15.
The secretary revealed that the former governor of Rivers state won the award after a stiff poll organised by the OYC. He added that the award would be officially conferred on Amaechi on Saturday, January 30, at Nike Lake Hotel in Enugu.
Okwu also stated that Senator Ike Ekweremadu, the deputy Senate president, has been named the outstanding Igbo politician of the year.
When asked to explain why Amaechi won the award, the secretary said that the ex-governor’s actions before and during the presidential election helped in deepening Nigeria’s democracy.
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