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Peter Gregory Onwubuasi Obi popularly known as Peter Obi is a Nigerian politician, Philanthropist,Banker and a businessman.
He was the former Governor of Anambra State, Nigeria.
He was born on the 19th of July,1961 and is 62 years(2023).
He is a devoted Christian, Catholic to be precise and he is married with two kids.
Peter Obi Profile Information
|Full Name||Peter Gregory Onwubuasi Obi|
|Date of Birth||19,July 1961(62 years as of 2023)|
|State of Origin||Anambra State|
|Parents||Late Mr Josephat Obi and Mrs Agnes Obi|
|Wife||Mrs Margaret Brownson Obi|
|Children||Gabriella Nwamaka Frances Obi and Gregory peter Oseloka Obi.|
|Career||Politician,philanthropist,Banker and Business Man|
|Net worth||$10 million|
Peter Obi Date of Birth and Age
Peter Gregory Onwubuasi also known as Peter Obi was born on the 19th of July 1961 and he is 62 years as of 2023.
Peter Obi State of Origin and Nationality
Peter Obi is a Nigerian and hails from Anambra State, Nigeria. He was born in Onitsha,Anambra State, Nigeria.
Peter Obi Religion and Education
Peter Obi is a devoted Catholic i.e he is a Christian.
He attended Christ the King College,Onitsha in Anambra State where he finished his secondary school education.
He later attended the University of Nigeria (UNN),Nsukka,Enugu State in 1980,where he graduated with a B.A(Hons) in Philosophy in 1984.
Peter Obi Family
Peter Obi was born to the family of Late Mr Josephat Obi and his mother Mrs Agnes Obi.
He has four siblings;Fabian Obi,Bibiana Adani,Ndibe Obi and Martina Obi.
Peter Obi is happily married to Mrs Margaret Brownson Obi née Usen.
They got married in 1992 and have two children,Gabriella Nwamaka Frances Obi who is the eldest and Gregory peter Oseloka Obi.
Peter Obi Net worth
Peter Obi has a net worth estimated as $10 million.
He is one of the most popular and richest politician in Nigeria.
Peter Obi Career
Peter Obi contested for the governorship election in Anambra State in 2003,as the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) party candidate but lost to the PDP party candidate Chris Ngige.
He repelled against the independent National Electoral Commission judgment in court for almost three years and won,he was inaugurated as the governor of Anambra State on the 17th of March,2006 but was impeached by the State house of Assembly after seven months in Office and was replaced by his Deputy Virginia Etiba who was the first female governor in Nigeria history.
He was later returned as the governor of Lagos State by the Court of Appeal on the 9th of February 2007.
In 2010,he once again contested for the governorship election in Anambra State against his opponent Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo,a candidate of the people’s Democratic party(PDP) and won,he governed for four years in Anambra State and got re-elected in 2014 to run for a second tenure.
In 2019,he contested for the office of the Vice president of Nigeria alongside Atiku Abubakar who was contesting for the office of the president as the people’s Democratic party (PDP) candidate,but lost to Muhammadu Buhari of the All progressive Congress (who was the former president of Nigeria).
In 2022,he contested as the Labour Party candidate for the office of the president alongside his vice presidential candidate Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed.
Peter obi’s background and status as a major candidate not associated with any of the two Nigeria principal parties drew correlation with the French president Emmanuel Macron successful presidential candidacy.
Peter Obi conveyed his admiration and respect for the French president Emmanuel Macron and was among those who received and welcomed him during his visit to Lagos.
Peter Obi Awards
•The Sun Newspaper Man of the year award in 2007
•This Day Newspaper Most prudent Governor in Nigeria award in 2009
•Best Performing Governor on Immunization in South-East Nigeria award in 2012 by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
•Silverbird’s Man of the Year award in 2013
•Lagos Business School Alumni Association (LBSAA) award in 2014
•Nigerian Library Association Golden Merit Award in 2014
•Pontifical Equestrian Order of Saint Sylvester Pope and Martyr award in 2014
•Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha’s Golden Jubilee Award in 2015•Champion Newspaper Nigeria Most Trusted governor award in 2019
•This Day’s Governor of the Decade award in 2020
•Leadership Excellence Man of the Year award in 2022 among several others.
WHO IS PETER OBI?
peter obi is a Nigerian politician,Philanthropist, Banker and Businessman.
DID PETER OBI WIN THE 2023 NIGERIA GENERAL ELECTION
According to the results declared by the Independent Electoral Commission(INEC) peter obi lost the 2023 Nigeria presidential election to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
WHAT TRIBE DOES PETER OBI BELONG TO?
Peter obi is from the Igbo tribe,he hails from Anambra State.
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