Peter Gregory Obi is a Nigerian politician and businessman who ran as the People’s Democratic Party’s vice presidential candidate in the 2019 Nigerian general election (P.D.P).
He is also a presidential candidate in Nigeria’s general election in 2023. He served as governor of Anambra State from 17 March 2006 to 2 November 2006, when he was impeached, then from 9 February 2007 to 29 May 2007, when his impeachment was overturned.
Despite the fact that a new election was held on April 29, 2007, he was reappointed governor on June 14, 2007, following a court decision that he should be allowed to finish his four-year term. He was elected governor of the state for the second time on February 6, 2010, and will serve till the end of his second term.
Peter Obi was born in Onitsha on July 19, 1961.
He completed his high school studies at Christ the King College in Onitsha.
He enrolled in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in 1980 and graduated in 1984 with a B.A (Hons) in philosophy.
Peter Obi studied at the Lagos Business School in Nigeria, the Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts, where he completed two programs, the London School of Economics, Columbia Southwest School in New York. He also studied at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management in the United States, Oxford University’s Said Business School, and Cambridge University’s George Business School.
Obi and Margaret Brownson Usen married in 1992 and have two children together. He’s a devout Catholic.
Who is Margaret Brownson Usen, Peter Obi’s wife?
The Wife of Peter Obi Margaret Brownson Usen, a.k.a. Margaret Obi, was once Margaret Brownson Usen. In the year 1992, she married Peter Obi. Margaret is the driving force behind her husband’s National Gender Affirmative Action, which ensured that women received at least half of the seats in Obi’s cabinet.
Margaret is recognized for her humility, despite her intelligence, which she kept disguised while working tirelessly and invisibly to boost her husband’s administration’s popularity. She is also noted for her unwavering commitment to women’s empowerment and child welfare.
She handled the disbursement of dry-season farming equipment grants to women cooperatives.
As a result, they will have better access to production elements and will be able to support their families. She also helped the state’s Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development (MWAPD) establish Family Courts to deal with child abuse and violations of women’s rights, including widows’ right to inheritance.