Published On: Sat, Oct 13th, 2018

Obi Emerges PDP Vice Presidential Candidate

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(News Investigators) /The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has chosen former Anambra State governor Peter Obi to be his presidential running mate in the 2019 general election.

The duo and some party bigwigs were reported to have on Friday met at the residence of the former VP in Abuja and both agreed on the choice of the former governor.

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

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. and he is the chairman of Nigeria Security and Exchange Commission.

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.

 

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