Who is Peter Obi
Peter Obi CON is a Nigerian politician and businessman who ran as the People’s Democratic Party’s vice presidential candidate in Nigeria’s 2019 general election (PDP).
But he is currently running for president as a candidate for the Labour Party in Nigeria’s general election in 2023.
Mr Obi was known as the former Governor of Anambra State. The former governor has gotten ahead in business and politics, built a good name and a lot of money for himself, and his money gives him nothing but a good life.
Peter Obi is not only a rich politician, but also a successful businessman. He worked in businesses and institutes for a while before getting into politics.
Peter Gregory Obi was born into a noble family in Onitsha, Anambra state, on July 19, 1961. He was fondly called “OKWUTE” meaning “ROCK” by loved ones.
Peter Obi completed his primary and secondary school education at Onitsha, Anambra state. He attended Christ the King College in Onitsha for high school. Obi then pursued his undergraduate education at the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he earned a degree in Philosophy in 1984.
Gregory Obi, on the other hand, has a strong desire for information and academics. This prompted Peter Obi to travel outside of Nigeria to top worldwide colleges for additional education.
He attended Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts, and the London School of Economics, where he studied Financial Management/Business Policy; Columbia Business School in New York, where he studied Marketing Management; the Institute for Management and Development in Switzerland, where he also received two certificates in the Senior Executive Program and the Chief Executive Officers Program; and Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Chicago, Illinois.
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Birthday and Age
Peter Obi was born on July 19, 1961. He will be 62 years old in July 2023.
Peter Obi is happily married with two children. His wife’s name is Margaret Brownson Usen. In the year 1992, the pair married. Margaret is the driving force behind her husband’s National Gender Affirmative Action, which ensured that women held at least half of the seats in Obi’s cabinet.
Peter Obi is a billionaire (naira). He has an estimated net worth of $15 million. His main source of income is from his different businesses across the country.
Peter Obi’s Career
Obi engaged in business before entering politics. Obi claims he was born into a trading family and began his career as a trader before venturing into business. He was in charge of a few private businesses.
In 2003, Peter Gregory of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) competed for governor of Anambra State, but the Independent National Electoral Commission certified Chris Ngige of the People’s Democratic Party the winner (INEC)
Peter Obi was proclaimed the winner of the 2010 Anambra State governor’s race by the Independent National Electoral Commission, defeating Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo.
Governor Obi’s four-year term as governor of Anambra State was extended by his electoral victory.
On October 12, Atiku Abubakar, the People’s Democratic Party’s presidential contender for 2019, chose Peter Obi as his running mate.
As a vice presidential candidate, Obi opposed efforts for a uniform national minimum wage, claiming that separate states should have their own minimum wages. The Abubakar/Obi ticket came in second place.
On March 24, 2022, Peter Obi declared his intention to compete for president of Nigeria on the Peoples Democratic Party’s platform, but then revoked his announcement, signaling that he would run on the Labour Party’s platform.
Peter Obi is a proud parent in addition to being a well-known politician. His happy marriage has produced two children, a male and a female. Peter Obi’s male child is named Oseloka Obi, while his female child is named Gabriella Obi.
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