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Peter Obi

  • Date of birth: July 19, 1961
  • Place of birth: Onitsha, Nigeria
  • Spouse: Margaret Brownson Usen (m. 1992)
  • Party: Labour Party
  • Occupation: Politician

Early Life and Education

Peter Obi was born on July 19, 1961, in Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria. He attended Christ the King College, Onitsha, for his secondary education.

He graduated from the University of Nigeria in 1984. Peter Obi is married to Margaret Brownson Obi (née Usen), and they have two children.


Peter Obi has held high-ranking executive positions in many Nigerian banks before entering politics.

He served as the governor of Anambra State for two terms from 2006 to 2014, with a brief interruption due to impeachment in 2007.

In mid-2022, he emerged as the presidential candidate of the Labour Party for the 2023 presidential election.

He was the vice-presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, running with Atiku Abubakar, but they lost to the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari and vice president Yemi Osinbajo.

  • Governor of Anambra State, 2006 - 2014
  • Vice Presidential Candidate (PDP), 2019
  • Presidential Candidate (Labour Party), 2023

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