Peter Nwaoboshi

Peter Onyeluka Nwaoboshi (born 1958 in Delta State, Nigeria) is a Nigerian politician.[1][2] He is the senator representing Delta North senatorial district in the Nigerian Senate. He is a senator of the 8th and 9th National Assembly.[3][4] He was sacked shorty after being announced senator elect during the 2019 general elections by a Federal High Court in Abuja as Senator-elect on allegations that he was not validly elected by his political party.[5][6][7] The Appeal Court in Abuja however upturned the decision on 30 May 2019. The lead judge held that the Federal High Court that nullified his election had no jurisdiction over the case.[8][9]

Peter Nwaoboshi
Chairman People's Democratic Party (Nigeria), Delta State
In office
Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from Delta North Senatorial District
Assumed office
9 June 2015
Personal details
Delta State

Personal life and educationEdit

Peter Nwaoboshi was born in 1958 in Delta State, Nigeria.[citation needed] Nwaoboshi attended St.Thomas Teachers College where he obtained his West African School Certificate in 1976.[citation needed] In 1986, he graduated from University of Benin where he obtained a Bachelor of Laws. He also has a Master of Laws from Delta State University.[citation needed]


Nwaoboshi began his career in 1979 as an aide to Samuel Ogbemudia, Governor of the defunct Bendel State. Subsequently, he was appointed Chairman of the Nigerian Railway Corporation. In 1999, he was also a political adviser to Governor James Ibori. In 2000, he was appointed Commissioner for Agriculture and Special Duties in Delta State where he served in that position till 2006. In 2008, he was appointed State Chairman of the People's Democratic Party in Delta State. He served for a second term as State Chairman in 2012 and in 2014 resigned to run for senate.[10][11][12]

In 2015, he was elected into office as a Senator representing Delta North senatorial district in the National Assembly.[13][14] He was subsequently appointed Chairman Senate committee on Niger Delta.[15] In 2019, he was re-elected into the senate under the People's Democratic Party.[16][17]

Election disputeEdit

On 3 April 2019 a Federal High Court in Abuja sacked Nwaoboshi as Senator-elect for Delta North senatorial district on grounds that he was not validly nominated in the party primaries held by the People's Democratic Party in Delta State.[18] He was also ordered by Justice Ahmed Mohammed to stop parading himself as senator-elect. According to the summons filed against him by his opponent in the party primaries Prince Nwoko stated that the People's Democractic party had unlawfully announced him the winner after he was defeated in the primaries, it was also alleged that Nwoboshi hired thugs to cause a mass scare and stampede when he learnt of his brewing defeat.[19][20]

On 4 April 2019, Nwaoboshi appealed to the judgement sacking him as senator-elect.[21][22] On 17 April 2019, a Federal High Court in Abuja denied Nwaoboshi's appeal to issue a restraining order to Independent National Electoral Commission stating that it was out of its jurisdiction as an Appeal court had already ruled on the case, consequently the Justice Mahmud Mohammed ordered that Independent National Electorate Commission should withdraw the certificate of return issued to Nwaoboshi and reissue a new certificate to Prince Ned Nwoko.Although he is now the Delta North Senator [23][24]

On 11 May 2019, the Independent National Electoral Commission withdrew the certificate of return issued to Nwaoboshi.[25][26][27]

Bills sponsoredEdit

In 2016, Peter Nwaoboshi sponsored a bill "The Code of Conduct Act Cap C15 LFN 2004 (Amendment) Bill, 2016 (SB 248)". The bill passed its first reading but was never signed or implemented into law.[28][29]


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  25. ^ "INEC Withdraws Senator Peter Nwaoboshi's Certificate Of Return". Sahara Reporters. 11 May 2019. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  26. ^ Abiola, Rahaman (12 May 2019). "Nwaoboshi sacked as Delta senator-elect as INEC issues Nwoko return certificate". - Nigeria news. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  27. ^ Igbekoyi, Felix (11 May 2019). "INEC Drops Nwaoboshi, Issues Certificate Of Return To Nwoko". Independent Newspapers Nigeria. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
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  29. ^ "Senate moves to amend Code of Conduct Act". The Nation Nigeria. 12 April 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2019.

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