Peter Obi : “I’m here to win and that is my commitment I do not think I will lose, I do not think God will allow me to lose because he knows the suffering of the youth and people in this country”.
The presidential candidate of the Nigerian Labour party, Peter Obi made this known in an interview on Arise TV yesterday.
Peter Obi was born on July 19, 1961, in Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria. He is a Nigerian politician who served as the governor of Anambra State from 2006 to 2014. He is currently the vice-presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 Nigerian general election.
Obi was born into a poor family and had to drop out of school at a young age to help support his family. He started his own business selling firewood and later set up a construction company. He later ventured into politics, and was elected as governor of Anambra State in 2006.
During his tenure as governor, Obi was widely praised for his prudent management of the state’s finances. He was also credited with attracting foreign investors to the state and reducing the incidence of crime.
In 2014, Obi stepped down as governor due to term limits. He later became the chairman of the PDP’s Board of Trustees. In 2018, he was nominated as the party’s vice-presidential candidate.
If elected, Obi has promised to tackle the issues of poverty and insecurity in Nigeria. He has also pledged to create more jobs, attract foreign investment, and improve the country’s infrastructure.