Peter Obi (Views: 7,575)


Peter Obi
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Projects
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Position: Former Governor of Anambra State

Status: Out of Office

Peter Obi (born 19 July 1961) was governor of Anambra State in Nigeria[1] from 17 March 2006 to 2 November 2006, when he was impeached and from 9 February 2007 to 29 May 2007 after his impeachment was overturned. Although a fresh election was held on 29 April 2007, he was reappointed governor on 14 June 2007 after a court ruling that he should be allowed to complete a four-year term.[2] He won a 6 February 2010 election for a second term as governor.[3]

Background

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. Peter Obi married Margaret Brownson Usen in 1992 after which they had their first child Gabriella Nwamaka Frances Obi, two years later they had their first son Gregory Peter Oseloka Obi.[4]

Governorship

First term
Peter Obi stood in the Anambra State governorship election as candidate for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) party in 2003, but his rival, Chris Ngige of the People's Democratic Party, was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

After nearly three years of litigation, Ngige's victory was overturned by the Court of Appeal on 15 March 2006. Obi took office for on 17 March 2006. On 2 November 2006, he was impeached by the state house of assembly after seven months in office and replaced the next day by Virginia Etiaba, his deputy, making her the first ever female Governor in Nigeria's history. Obi successfully challenged his impeachment and was re-instated as the governor on 9 February 2007 by the Court of Appeal sitting in Enugu. Etiaba handed power back to him after the court ruling.[5]

He once again left office on 29 May 2007 following the general elections, which Andy Uba won. Obi returned to the courts once more, this time contending that the four-year tenure he had won in the 2003 elections only started to run when he took office in March 2006. On 14 June 2007 the Supreme Court of Nigeria upheld Obi's contention and returned Obi to office. This brought to an abrupt end the tenure of Obi's successor, Andy Uba whose April 14, 2007 election the Supreme Court nullified on the grounds that Obi's four-year tenure should have remained undisturbed till March 2010.[6]

Second term
On 7 February 2010, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Peter Obi the winner of the 6 February 2010 gubernatorial elections. This election victory gives Governor Obi an additional four years as the governor of Anambra State.[3]

Peter Obi's recently reviewed promises

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To develop the education sector in Anambra state Promise Kept
Peter Obi
Distribution of over 10,000 laptops/desktops to schools in d state. The ICT revolution has resulted in d establishment of Microsoft Academies in more than 180 Secondary schools including Internet connectivity provided... read more

To rebuild Anambra state institutions Promise Kept
Peter Obi
1. Rebuilt the Government House which was burnt in 2004. Reconstructed and modernized d Governors lodge Amawbia and d Governors lodge in Onitsha which was burnt in 2006 (Arson). 2. Built... read more

To come up with poverty Alleviation Initiatives Promise Kept
Peter Obi
The Peter Obi administration entered into strategic partnership agreements including Anambra/Access Bank 1billion naira Agricultural partnership agreement as well as other agricultural development facilities. The state has also made huge strides... read more

To promote agriculture in the state Promise Kept
Peter Obi
Some of the FADAMA projects executed in the agricultural sector include 24 palmoil mills,75 fisheries,77 poultries,28 piggeries, 1 hatchery,12 rice threshers,9 rice mills,4 snaileries,2 palm kernel crackers 2.bakeries,3 maize mills, I... read more

I will eradicate armed robbery in Anambra State through massive employment and industrialization Promise Broken
Peter Obi
I will eradicate armed robbery in Anambra State through massive employment and industrialization read more

To build an International market around Igbariam axis Promise Broken
Peter Obi
To build an International market around Igbariam axis. read more

Peter Obi's recently reviewed projects

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Built a brand new cardiac/kidney dialysis centre at General Hospital Onitsha Completed
Peter Obi
Built a brand new cardiac/kidney dialysis centre at General Hospital Onitsha complete with two dialysis machines, state of the art maternity complex, 5 blocks of Doctors Quarters, and Xray Equipment all... read more

Purchase and distribution of over 40 Ambulances Completed
Peter Obi
Purchase and distribution of over 40 Ambulances read more

Distributed medical equipment to different hospitals in the state Completed
Peter Obi
Took delivery of 9 containers of equipment and distributed same to hospitals. read more

Distribution of over 10,000 laptops/desktops to schools in Anambra state. Completed
Peter Obi
Distribution of over 10,000 laptops/desktops to schools in Anambra state. The ICT revolution has resulted in d establishment of Microsoft Academies in more than 180 Secondary schools including Internet connectivity provided... read more

Over 200 school buses were also distributed to schools Completed
Peter Obi
Over 200 school buses were also distributed to schools read more

Built a Secretariat Complex for Anambra State Universal Education Board (ASUBEB) Completed
Peter Obi
Also built a Secretariat Complex for Anambra State Universal Education Board (ASUBEB) read more

Rebuilt the Anambra state Government House Completed
Peter Obi
Rebuilt the Anambra state Government House read more

Cash grants to 10,559 less privileged women and widows Completed
Peter Obi
Btw 2007 and 2010 a total of 49million naira was giving out as cash grants to 10,559 less privileged women and widows to enable them expand there trade or start petty... read more

Cash grants to 1,162 skilled physically challenged persons Completed
Peter Obi
Btw 2007 and 2010, a total of 40million naira was given out as cash grants to 1,162 skilled physically challenged persons including hundreds of wheelchairs . Material support to 10,620 orphans... read more

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