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Peter Gregory Onwubuasi Obi CON (Listen, born 19 July 1961) is a Nigerian politician, businessman and philanthropist , who served as governor of Anambra from March to November 2006, February to May 2007, and June 2007 to March 2014. In May 2022, he became the Labour Party candidate for President of Nigeria in the 2023 presidential election, after defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party

Born in Onitsha in 1961, Obi graduated from the University of Nigeria in 1984. Afterwards, he entered business and banking, eventually holding several executive positions in several banks. Obi contested for governor in 2003 as a member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, but Chris Ngige was declared winner of the election.[5] In 2006, the election of Chris Ngige was nullified and Obi was declared winner of the 2003 election, and he assumed office in March 2006. Shortly, he was impeached in November the same year by the Anambra State House of Assembly, led by Hon. Mike Balonwu. However, his impeachment was overturned and he returned to office in February 2007. Obi was removed after the 2007 Anambra State gubernatorial election, but the judiciary again intervened by ruling that he should be allowed to complete a full four-year term. In 2010, he was re-elected to a second term.

After leaving office in 2014, Obi decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party.[8][9][10] In 2019, he was selected as the PDP vice presidential nominee in the presidential election running alongside Atiku Abubakar but he lost the ticket to incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari and vice president Yemi Osinbajo. In 2022, Obi ran for president himself, first in the PDP until defecting to the Labour Party (LP) in May 2022 to obtain its nomination. Obi’s presidential campaign has been described as populist and has been noted for its support among many young Nigerians, who has been nicknamed “Obidients”.

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