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Who is Peter Obi? Biography, Age, Education, Wife, Children, Political Career and Controversy

Biography

Peter Obi fully named Peter Gregory Obi is a Nigerian Business Mogul and a well-established Nigerian politician.

He was given birth on the 19th of July, 1961 into a family of traders in Onitsha, Anambra in the southern part of Nigeria.

Political career

Having served as a governor of Anambra state between March and November 2006, he was impeached in 2007.

However, re-election took place in April 2007 when he was again appointed the governor of the state.

He went ahead to put in for a second term in the 2010 gubernatorial elections and was elected again. 

Interestingly, he is one of the presidential candidates for Nigeria’s 2023 presidential election under the Labor Party.

Age

Having been born on July 19 in the year 1961, he recently celebrated his 60th birthday in the year 2021 and will be 61 by 19th July 2022. 

Education

He started his primary and secondary school education at Christ the King College, Onitsha, after which he proceeded to the prestigious University of Nsukka in the year 1980 where he completed his tertiary education with a B. A (Hons) in Philosophy in the year 1984.

Peter Obi further had his schooling education in other schools including Lagos business school, London school of economics, Harvard business school, Cambridge, Institute of management development, and so on.

Wife

Peter Obi is married to a beautiful wife, popularly known as Margaret Brownson User, who hails from Cross River State. Now Margaret Obi is a woman that is dedicated to the success of her husband.

Although because she likes to keep her private life from the cynosure of all eyes, not much about the work she does is known, she is a major influence on the impacts that her husband has made on the National growth.

The duo is blessed with two wonderful children.

Children

Are you willing to know who Peter Obi’s children are? Well, he together with his wife, Margaret Obi have two mature children, a son and a daughter whose names are Gregory Peter Osekola Obi and Gabriella Nwamaka Frances Obi respectively.

Political Career

Having built a very successful business system, Peter Obi decided to dive into politics in the year 2003.

He started by contesting as a governorship candidate under the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and having lost the election to Chris Ngige, who was under the People’s Democratic Party in 2003, he was announced a victor by the Court of Appeal and resumed office on the 17th of March, 2006.

After about seven months in office, the state house of assembly impeached him and replaced him with his deputy, Virginia Etiaba, who is said to have been the first female governor In Nigeria’s history. He however retrieved power after rulings by the court of appeal in Enugu.

Completing a second term as governor after defeating Professor Charles Soludo, former CBN governor, he was appointed as the chairperson of the Nigerian Security and Exchange Commission.

Controversy

  • Despite trying to be transparent about all his business involvements, there are some recent acclamations according to Premium Times, based on some journalists investigations, that he had some other businesses he didn’t declare some of which were not in according to the Nigerian laws.
  • In addition, there were some rumours that his wife was about to divorce him. She however came out to disclaim that throughout her over two decades in marriage, such a thought has never crossed her mind.

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