Today in Nigerian History: 19th July

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On this day in 1961, Peter Obi was governor of Anambra State in Nigeria from 17 March 2006 to 2 November 2006, was born.

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.

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 came into office on 17 March 2006.

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