Meet Wife Of PDP’s 2019 Vice Presidential Candidate: Peter Obi’s Wife Margaret Brownson Usen Aka Margaret Obi
MRS. MARGARET PETER OBI:
The was born Margaret Brownson Usen. She got married to governor Peter Obi in 1992, after which they had their first child Gabriella Nwamaka Frances Obi, two years later they had their first son Gregory Peter Oseloka Obi.
Margaret is the brain behind her husband’s National Gender Affirmative Action which encouraged at least fifty per cent slots to women under Obi’s administration.
Margaret is known for her humility despite her intelligence which she kept hidden while working intensively and inconspicuously to garner support for her husband’s administration. She is also known for her fierce devotion to women empowerment and child protection activities.
She facilitated the distribution of equipment grants to women cooperatives that are engaged in dry season faming. Thus, promoting their access to factors of production and enhancing their capacity to support their families.
She also facilitated the establishment of Family Courts in the state’s Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development (MWAPD) to deal with issues of child abuse and violation of women’s rights especially widows’ right to inheritance.
Peter Obi is a devoted Roman Catholic, Obi is happily married. His wife is Margaret Brownson Usen, and they have two children together, Gregory Peter Oseloka Obi and Gabriella Nwamaka Frances Obi.