Peter Gregory Obi Biography

Peter obi biography

WHO IS PETER OBI?

Peter Gregory Obi CON is a Nigerian politician and businessman, and also a father and a husband to Margret Brownson.

Peter Obi weds Margret Brownson at the year 1992 and are bless with two kids Gregory Peter Obi (son) and Gabriella Nwamaka Frances Obi (daughter). Peter Obi was born at the year 19 July 1961 at Onitsha Anambra state,Nigeria.

SCHOOL HE ATTENDED

Peter obi attended Christ the king collage Onitsha were he completed his secondary school. After that he further went to university of Nigeria Nsukka, not just that he also attended the school listed below

  • Lagos business school
  • Harvard business school
  • London business school
  • Columbia business school
  • Institute for management development

PETER OBI POLITICAL CAREER

Peter Obi contested in the Anambra State governorship election as candidate for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) party in 2003, but his opponent, Chris Ngige of the People’s Democratic Party, was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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After nearly three years of litigation, Ngige’s victory was overturned by the Court of Appeal on 15 March 2006. Obi took office for on 17 March 2006.

On 2 November 2006, he was impeached by the state house of assembly after seven months in office and was replaced the next day by Virginia Etiaba, his deputy, making her the first-ever female governor in Nigeria’s history.

Obi successfully challenged his impeachment and was re-instated as the governor on 9 February 2007 by the Court of Appeal sitting in Enugu. Etiaba handed power back to him after the court ruling.

Obi once again left office on 29 May 2007 following the general elections, which Andy Uba won. Obi returned to the courts once more, this time contending that the four-year tenure he had won in the 2003 elections only started to run when he took office in March 2006.

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On 14 June 2007 the Supreme Court of Nigeria upheld Obi’s contention and returned Obi to office. This brought to an abrupt end the tenure of Obi’s successor, Andy Uba whose 14 April 2007 election the Supreme Court nullified on the grounds that Obi’s four-year tenure should have remained undisturbed until March 2010.
Peter obi is contesting for the presidential seat for 2023 and his the aspirant of the labour party

BUSINESS CAREER

Peter Obi was a business man and trader before he ventured into politics. According to Peter Obi, he started his life as a trader, being born into trading family before venturing into the corporate world. He held leadership positions in some private establishments.

Some of the companies he served includes: Next International Nigeria Ltd, Chairman and director of Guardian Express Mortgage Bank Ltd, Guardian Express Bank Plc, Future View Securities Ltd, Paymaster Nigeria Ltd, Chams Nigeria Ltd, Data Corp Ltd and Card Centre Ltd. He was the youngest chairman of Fidelity Bank

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