Governor of Anambra State in Nigeria
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. Going into business, he became Chairman of Next International Nigeria Ltd, then 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.
On Sunday, 7 February 2010, the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) declared incumbent Governor Peter Obi the winner of the Saturday, February 6th, 2010 gubernatorial elections. This election victory gives Governor Obi an additional four years as the governor of Anambra State