To be fair ive read he wasnt to happy about it when he learned he would be the winner. Im guessing he knows they are just using his name so the NPP becomes relevant again.
I agree with you about Obama not being happy about it! but IMO I think he should have stepprd up to the plate and said "thank you so much but I cannot in good conscience accept this award! but lets wait to see what I can achieve in a couple of years". I think that would have put him over the top!