Peter Obi was born on 19 July 1961 at Onitsha. He had his secondary college training at Christ the King College, Onitsha. In 1980, Peter proceeded to University of Nigeria, Nsukka the place he graduated with a B.A (Hons) in Philosophy in 1984
He attended Harvard Business School, Boston, USA; London School of Economics where he studied Financial Management/Business Policy; Columbia Business School, New York,
USA (Marketing Management); Institute for Management and Development, Switzerland; Kellogg Graduate School of Management, USA, Oxford University and Cambridge. the youngest chairman of Fidelity Bank Plc.
He got married to Margaret Brownson Usen in 1992 and they have two kids: Gabriella Nwamaka Frances Obi and Gregory Peter Oseloka Obi.
Before his journey into politics, he was already a profitable businessman. He held excessive profile positions in a number of institutions. He was the youngest chairman of Fidelity Bank Plc. He was also the chairman of Guardian Express Mortgage Bank & Future Views Securities
Some of the businesses he served includes Next International Nigeria Ltd, Guardian Express Mortgage Bank Ltd, Guardian Express Bank Plc, Future View Securities Ltd, Paymaster Nigeria Ltd, Chams Nigeria Ltd, Corp Ltd and Card Centre Ltd
In 2003, Peter contested for Anambra State governorship election underneath the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). At the top of the election,(INEC) declared hisopponent, Chris Ngige of People’s Democratic Party winner.
Peter Obi contested the lead to court docket for nearly three years. Eventually, Ngige’s victory was overturned by the court docket of enchantment on 15 March, 2006. Obi then took over on 17 March, 2006.
After seven months in workplace, the state home of meeting impeached him, placing Virginia Etiaba, his deputy in his place. The occasion made Virginia Etiaba the primary feminine governor in Nigeria’s historical past.
However, Peter Obi didn’t settle for the established order. He challenged his impeachment within the court docket of enchantment and gained. On 9 February 2007, he was re-instated again.
Peter Obi left the governorship place on 29 May 2007 after the final elections, which Andy Uba gained.He argued that he didn’t full his four-year tenure and that his tenure began working when he took workplace in March 2006.
After Peter Obi’s first time period, he contested once more within the 2010 gubernatorial election and gained. He defeated his opponent, Professor Charles Soludo, the previous CBN governor.
When he was governor, his state was rated by the Debt Management Office (DMO) as the least indebted; the Senate judged it the most financially stable state.His administration won the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation prize of $1m for the best-performing state on immunisation.