Peter Gregory Obi, more popularly known as Peter Obi, is a politician and businessman hailing from Nigeria. He was nominated to run as the vice presidential candidate for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the presidential election that will take place in 2019.
Between the 17th of March to the 2nd of November in 2006, he served as the governor of Anambra State. From the 9th of February to the 29th of May in 2007, when his impeachment was overturned, he was the subject of an investigation.
During the elections for governor that took place on February 6, 2010, he secured a second term in office by being re-elected. In the upcoming general elections, the Labour Party 2023 has nominated him to represent their party as their presidential candidate.
In this post, we will take a look at the life of Peter Obi, including such topics as his age, career, net worth, family, and more.
Who Is Peter Obi?
On July 19, 1961, Peter Obi entered the world in Onitsha, Anambra. His father, a prosperous businessman, was a devout Catholic. His ancestors ran a prosperous enterprise in Onitsha. He is the last and fourth child of his parents.
His senior year of high school was spent in Onitsha’s prestigious Christ the King College, from which he graduated at the top of his class. In 1980, he enrolled at what would become one of Nigeria’s landmark universities: the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He earned a BA (with Honors) in philosophy there in 1984.
Peter Obi received his education from a wide range of illustrious institutions, including the Lagos Business School in Nigeria, the London School of Economics, the Columbia Southwest School in New York City, New York, Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts (where he completed two programs), and the Institute of Management Development in Switzerland (where he completed the Chief Executive Officers Program and the Senior Executive Program).
Each of these schools can be found in either Nigeria, the United Kingdom, or the United States. In addition, he has a management education from three prestigious institutions: Oxford University’s Said Business School, Cambridge University’s George Business School, and the United States’ own Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
In 1992, Peter Obi married Margaret Brownson Usen. Gabriella Nwamaka Frances Obi is the daughter of Peter Obi.
Peter Obi Career
During his time as governor of the southeastern state of Anambra (2006-2014), Obi gained a reputation for fiscal responsibility. Many of his supporters believe that he will revive Nigeria’s flagging national economy because he left office with a rare budget surplus in the state government.
When he left office, the state had a surplus budget, which was extremely unusual. As governor, he fought corruption aggressively and increased funding for schools and hospitals. He has promised to punish and investigate allegations of corruption if he is elected president.
In spite of the perception that he is an uninvolved political outsider, he has been active in national politics for a number of years. During the presidential election in 2019, he served as the vice presidential candidate for the People’s Democratic Party alongside presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar.
However, he abandoned that party and is now running with the minor Labour Party, which his critics claim demonstrates that he is a political opportunist eager to get into politics and reveals that he is running with a party that is too small.
Peter Obi Net Worth
Peter Obi is a multi-billionaire (naira). It is estimated that his wealth comes to roughly $15 million dollars in total.
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