Peter Gregory Obi, The Former Governor of Anambra State is a Nigerian politician and businessman, who was the vice presidential candidate in the 2019 Nigerian general election under the People’s Democratic Party. He is also a presidential aspirant of the 2023 Nigerian general election.
- Peter Obi Profile
- Peter Obi Biography
- Peter Obi Wife
- Peter Obi Childrens
- Peter Obi Political Career
- Peter Obi Business Career
- Peter Obi Net Worth
- Peter Obi Awards
- Peter Obi Houses
- Peter Obi Cars
- Mercedes Benz AMG C63
- Lexus LX 570
- Toyota Land Cruiser
Peter Obi Profile
|Name:||Peter Gregory Obi|
|Date of birth [DOB]:||19th July 1961|
|State of Origin:||Anambra, Nigeria|
|Net worth:||$10 million|
Peter Obi Biography
Peter Obi was born on 19 July 1961 at Onitsha. He attended Christ the King College, Onitsha, where he completed his secondary school education. He was admitted to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in 1980, graduating with a B.A (Hons) in philosophy in 1984.
Peter Gregory Obi is a Nigerian politician and businessman, who was the vice presidential candidate in the 2019 Nigerian general election under the People’s Democratic Party. He is also a presidential aspirant of the 2023 Nigerian general election.
Peter Obi has a large appetite for knowledge and academics. This appetite made me travel outside Nigeria to top global schools for further studies. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, Boston, USA; London School of Economics where he studied Financial Management/Business Policy; Columbia Business School, New York, the USA where he studied Marketing Management; Institute for Management and Development, Switzerland where he also got two certificates in Senior Executive Program and Chief Executive Officers program; Kellogg Graduate School of Management, USA, Oxford University and Cambridge.
Some of the companies he served includes: Next International Nigeria Ltd, Chairman and director of Guardian Express Mortgage Bank Ltd, Guardian Express Bank Plc, Future View Securities Ltd, Paymaster Nigeria Ltd, Chams Nigeria Ltd, Data Corp Ltd and Card Centre Ltd. He was the youngest chairman of Fidelity Bank Plc.
Peter Obi Wife
Peter Obi’s wife by her name Margaret Brownson Usen get married together with Obi in 1992, and together they have two children “Gabriella Nwamaka Frances Obi” and “Gregory Peter Oseloka Obi”.
She is a Catholic and is from Akwaibom and she was first lady for 8 years and nobody complained in Anambra state even when she employs her own people.
This actually shows who are more tolerant to each other than all these media tolerance they are always claiming.
All through his 8 years nobody heard that Anambrarians were angry because Dame employed someone from her state.
Tribalism has eaten deep in them complaining of Akeredolu appointment because they play politics of tribe.
Tribal bigots are gradually showing themselves off in Ondo state.
Peter Obi Childrens
Peter Obi Political Career
Peter Obi’s political career faced a lot of opposition, but being a determined and bold man, he was able to overcome them all. He first contested for the governorship seat in Anambra in 2003 under the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). However, his opponent Chris Ngige was declared the winner by INEC. Peter Obi refused to accept this verdict and fought the case in court for three years until they declared him the winner and took the governorship seat on 17th March 2006.
In 2010, Peter Obi contested for a second term as Governor of Anambra state. He gallantly won the election, defeating his opponent Professor Charles Soludo, former CBN governor. He led the people of Anambra for another four years after he handed it over to Willie Obiano in 2014.
Peter Obi aspired to be the vice president of Nigeria during the 2019 presidential election. He was the running mate to Atiku Abubakar under the People’s Democratic Party. Unfortunately, he lost the election to the incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari.
Peter Obi Net Worth
Peter Obi Awards And Recognitions
These are some of the notable awards of Peter Obi
- Sun Newspaper’s Man of the Year (2007)
- Thisday Newspaper’s Most Prudent Governor in Nigeria (2009)
- Champion Newspaper’s Nigeria’s Most Trustworthy Governor (2009)
- West Africa ICT Development Award for Governor of the Year (2010)
- Zik Leadership Prize (2011)
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Best Performing Governor on Immunization in South-East Nigeria (2012)
- Ezeife Leadership Foundation’s Leadership and Good Governance Award (2012)
- Methodist Church of Nigeria’s Golden Award on Prudence (2012); Business Hallmark Newspaper’s Man of the Year (2012)
- Silverbird’s Man of the Year (2013)
- The Voice Newspaper’s Award for Outstanding Example in Leadership and Governance (2014)
- Champion Newspaper’s Most Outstanding Igbo Man of the Decade (2014)
- Nigerian Library Association’s Golden Merit Award (2014)
- Catholic Diocese of Onitsha’s Golden Jubilee Award (2015)
Peter Obi Houses
Peter Obi lives in a luxurious house worth millions of naira. He is suspected to own a mansion worth 650 million NGN in Enugu, Nigeria. It is also said that he has a house in London and multiple houses scattered across Nigeria.
Peter Obi Cars
A man as wealthy and influential kick Peter Obi can afford to ride the best of cars. During his tenure as Governor, it is reported that he rode in a convoy containing exotic and luxurious cars. Possible luxurious cars in Peter Obi’s garage include;
Mercedes Benz AMG C63
The luxury AMG C63 is the befitting car for Peter Obi on his various business and political meetings within Nigeria. You can get the Mercedes Benz AMG either as a coupe, sedan, and convertible.
This car features a SiriusXM satellite radio that comes with a six-month trial, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth audio streaming. This car has a starting cost of 65 million NGN.
Lexus LX 570
Lexus is characterized by producing quality cars built for the best performance and comfort. With a 5.7-litre V8 that generates 403 lb-ft of torque, Lexus LX 570 is one of the toughest models of the Lexus car brand. The car costs approximately N75 million.
Toyota Land Cruiser
Toyota land cruisers have a bold and boxy appearance that makes it hard to miss. Often referred to as the King of all SUVs, Toyota Land Cruiser is a good car to have. With a powerful V8 engine, one can only expect the Land Cruiser to generate great horsepower and torque rated at 262 bhp at 3400 RPM and a max torque of 650 Nm at 1600 RPM respectively. This vehicle costs between 55-70 million NGN.