Peter Obi Biography | Age | Education | Wife | Children | Net Worth
Peter Obi Bio, Net Worth, Wife, and Children – Peter Gregory Obi is a businessman and politician from Nigeria who served as governor of Anambra from March to November 2006, as well as from February to May 2007, and June 2007 to March 2014.
After defecting from the PDP, he became the Labour Party’s candidate for President of Nigeria in the 2023 presidential election in May 2022.
His presidential campaign, according to many, is a populist one, and it is prudent to say that his campaign has received enormous support from many young Nigerians. His followers and people who share in his vision are known as “Obi-dients.”
Peter Obi Biography
Renowned politician, Peter Obi is an indigene of Onitsha, Anambra State. His date of birth is July 19, 1961.
His secondary school education was at Christ the King College which is located in Onitsha and as of 1980, he was accepted into the University of Nigeria, which in four years time, that is in the year 1984, he earned a B.A. (Hons) in philosophy.
Peter Obi received certificates in the Senior Executive Program and the Chief Executive Officer Program from the London School of Economics, Columbia Business School, Lagos Business School, and the International Institute for Management Development.
It was on record that he is a graduate of the prestigious Harvard Business School, where he completed two major programs. He also attended the Judge Business School in Cambridge, the Sad Business School in Oxford, and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Peter Obi wife
In 1992, Peter Obi married the love of his wife who is in the person of Margaret Brownson Obi. Peter Obi is a devout Catholic of Igbo descent.
Peter Obi children
Aside from being a renowned politician, Peter Obi is also a proud father. His blissful marriage has been blessed with two children – a male and a female. The name of Peter Obi’s male child is Oseloka Obi while the female child is known as Gabriella Obi.
Peter Obi Awards and Honors
Throughout his enviable career, Peter Obi has bagged some well-known awards and honors. Some of these awards are;
Sun Man of the Year
This Day’s Most Prudent Governor in Nigeria
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Best Performing Governor on Immunization in South-East Nigeria
Silverbird’s Man of the Year
Distinguished Alumnus Award – Lagos Business School Alumni Association (LBSAA)
Nigerian Library Association’s Golden Merit Award
Pontifical Equestrian Order of Saint Sylvester Pope and Martyr
Catholic Diocese of Onitsha’s Golden Jubilee Award
This Day’s Governor of the Decade
Leadership Excellence Award’s Man of the Year
Peter Obi Political Positions
Obi, as a candidate, has publicly demanded that the federal government name those responsible for financing terrorism and oil theft in Nigeria.
Obi expressed his support for the End SARS social movement against police brutality in 2020.
Obi has stated that he believes women are less likely than men to be corrupt in public office, and that his gubernatorial staff was predominantly female. Obi has stated that he wishes to abolish the office of Nigeria’s First Lady.