Peter Obi is a Nigerian businessman and politician who was the Governor of Anambra State in Nigeria from 2006 until 2014. He served in this role for a total of ten years. A quick rundown of his life, including his age, the state from which he hails, his children, his wife, and his political career, is as follows:
Peter Obi Biography
Peter Obi was born on July 19, 1961, in the city of Onitsha, which is located in the state of Anambra in Nigeria. After completing his secondary education at Christ the King College in Onitsha, he went on to earn a Bachelor of Philosophy degree from the University of Nigeria in Nsukka.
Peter Obi is currently working in the field of philosophy. Obi also has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Lagos.
Peter Obi began his professional life in the business world and rose through the ranks to become the chairman of Next International Nigeria Ltd., a conglomerate that has holdings in the areas of hospitality, real estate, and insurance.
Peter Obi was elected governor of Anambra State in Nigeria in 2003, and he served in that capacity for a total of two terms, from 2006 until 2014.
During his time as governor, Obi placed a strong emphasis on the expansion of educational opportunities, healthcare services, and physical infrastructure, and his administration was honored for the success it achieved in these spheres.
Peter Obi also put into effect policies that were designed to strengthen the economy of the state and cut down on corruption.
Peter Obi Political Career
Peter Obi’s career in politics began in 1998, when he was appointed to the position of Chairman of the Board of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
After that, he ran for governor of Anambra State in 2003, running on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), and he ended up winning.
Both in 2007 and 2010, he won re-election to the position of governor, giving him a total of three terms in office.
During his time as governor, Obi was responsible for a number of noteworthy accomplishments in the areas of education, healthcare, and the expansion of infrastructure.
In addition to that, he was an outspoken supporter of open government and accountability in public office.
Peter Obi contested in the just ended election as the “third force” as people say for the Labour Party. Though he lost, he has challenged the voting outcome and has sent the winner, Bola Tinubu and INEC to court.
Peter Obi Wife and Children
Peter Obi’s private life includes the fact that he is married to Margaret Brownson Usen and that the couple is parents to two children.
Peter Obi is a devoted member of the Catholic faith and is active in a number of humanitarian and philanthropic endeavors.