Biography of Peter Odili

Biography of Peter Odili

Peter Odili
Peter Odili was born on August 15, 1948 in Ogba, Egbema, in Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State.

He attended the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he studied
medicine. Later, he proceeded to the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom for post-graduate studies in Tropical Medicine.

Peter Odili was a member and leader of Rivers State Delegates to the Constituent Assembly in 1998/99. In 1992, he became the Deputy Governor of Rivers State. He was later elected to the National Constitutional Conference, where he served as the Chairman of the Conference Committee on State Creation.

In April 1999, Peter Odili contested and won election as the governor of Rivers State.

In November 2006 Peter Odili disclosed his intention to run for president in the 2007 election under the platform of the then ruling PDP. However, before the day scheduled for the PDP's presidential primaries which actually held on December 16, 2006, Odili stepped down from the contest, paving the way for the then governor Umaru Musa Yar'Adua to emerge as the party's presidential candidate.

Peter Odili is the husband of Justice Mary Ukaego Odili.

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