Breaking :Peter Obi ....CKNNews Man Of The Year 2023


For his resilience and ability to take Nigeria's political discourse and landscape to the next level with his OBIDIENTS MOVEMENT during the 2023 Presidential election 

And his ability to singlehandedly make the Labour Party  a third force to reckon with within a short period of time , the Editorial Board of CKNNEWS has voted Mr Peter Gregory Obi its MAN OF THE YEAR 2023


Peter Gregory Onwubuasi Obi CON (Listenⓘ, born 19 July 1961) is a Nigerian politician and businessman 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.

14 June 2007 – 17 March 2014Preceded byAndy Uba Succeeded byWillie ObianoIn office

9 February 2007 – 29 May 2007Preceded byVirginia EtiabaSucceeded byAndy UbaIn office

17 March 2006 – 2 November 2006Preceded byChris NgigeSucceeded byVirginia EtiabaPersonal detailsBorn

19 July 1961 (age 62)

Onitsha, Eastern Region, Nigeria (now in Anambra State, Nigeria)Political partyLabour Party (since 2022)Other political

affiliationsAll Progressives Grand Alliance (2002–2014)

People's Democratic Party (before 2002; 2014–2022)

Spouse :Margaret Brownson Obi (née Usen)


Christ the King College, Onitsha

University of Nigeria, Nsukka





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.

 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 the year 2014, Obi decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party.

In 2019, he was selected as the PDP vice presidential nominee in the presidential election, running alongside Atiku Abubakar, but they lost to the 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 in May 2022 to obtain its nomination. Obi's presidential campaign has been described as populist and performed well among youth, who have been nicknamed "Obidients".


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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