Governor Peter Obi

Governor Peter ObiPeter Obi (born 19 July 1961) is the current Governor of Anambra state, he was re-elected for another term on the 6th of February 2010.

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 then Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).


After nearly three years of litigation, Ngige's victory was overturned by the Court of Appeal on the 15 March 2006. Obi took office on 17 March 2006. But 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.

He once again stepped aside on 29 May 2007 following the general elections, which according to the then Independent National Electoral Commision (INEC) was won by Dr. Andy Uba. 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.





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