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5 things you should know about Peter Obi



Former Anambra State governor , Mr . Peter Obi , who has been selected as the running mate of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar , the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party is an unconventional African man , at least in terms of his family size .
As he emerged PDP ’ s vice presidential candidate , here are five things you should know about him .

1 . Peter Obi has only two children . Obi , who was governor from 2007 to 2014 has a daughter and a son .

According to Wikipedia , their names are Gabriella Nwamaka Frances Obi , who is two years older than her brother, Gregory Peter Oseloka Obi .

For a man from his generation and his cultural background , it ’ s a bit unconventional that Mr . Obi has only two children .

2 . Obi , who was born on July 19 , 1961, graduated from the University of Nigeria , Nsukka in 1980 with a degree in Philosophy.

3 . The former governor is a Catholic Church Papal Knight of the Order of St . Sylvester .

4 . Obi spent eight years and seven months as the governor of Anambra State . He was sworn in as governor of Anambra State on 17 March 2006. However , on 2 November 2006 , he was impeached after just seven months in office . He took the matter to court , he won and was reinstated on 9 February 2007.

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Another election took place in 2007, that brought in Andy Uba . Obi went to court to argue that he didn ’ t complete his four -year tenure , the court agreed with him and said his tenure ought to end on March 2010.

After his dramatic first term , Obi contested for the position of governorship again and won a second term in office , which ended on 7 th of March 2014.

5 . He was appointed the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission by former President Goodluck Jonathan in April 2015.