Orubebe became a Supervisory Councilor, and later Chairman of Burutu LGA. In July 2007, President Umaru Yar’Adua appointed him Minister of Special Duties. Later he became Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs when that ministry was created in December 2008. In January 2010 he said that the proposed 10% equity share policy on infrastructural development in the Niger Delta region would make vandalism and crisis a thing of the past. On the 31st of March 2015, he attempted to disrupt the proceedings of the 2015 presidential election collation, but was escorted from the building.
- Supervisory Councilor of Education, Burutu Local Government Area.
- Chairman, Burutu Local Government Area Council.
- Second Member, Delta State Primary Education Board.
- State Chairman, All People’s Party (APP), Delta State – 2000-2003.
- He became a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 2004.
- He was subsequently appointed Special Adviser, Urban and Regional Planning to the former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori.
- Co-Founder/Chairman, Yar’adua/Goodluck National Support Organization (YGNSO).
- He was appointed the Honorable Minister of Special Duties in November 2007.
- In September 2008, he became the Supervisory Minister of the Federal Ministry of National Planning, in addition to his duties as the Minister of Special Duties.
- He was appointed and assumed the position of Minister of State in the Federal Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs in December 2008. He was responsible for youth empowerment and development in the Niger Delta region.
- He was the Deputy Director General of Goodluck Sambo Campaign Organization.
Elder Orubebe is also an accomplished entrepreneur. He was the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Lugapego (Nig) limited, Warri, until his appointment as a Minister. His unique and comprehensive understanding of the Niger Delta region and its challenges specially qualifies him for this assignment. It is an assignment that he does not take lightly. The Honorable Minister has great and wonderful dreams and visions for the Niger Delta region of Nigeria and he genuinely believes that they are achievable.
Elder Godsday P. Orubebe also understands the biblical position of the State of Israel and her neighbors as well as the dynamics at work in the Middle East. He is committed to working for peace in the region.
The Former minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Peter Godday Orubebe, has accused Jega of being partisan and partial during the announcement of results of the presidential election at the International Conference Center Abuja. As the election result announcement were about to commence, Orubebe addressed the audience, saying the Peoples Democratic Party will not accept the results of Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa.
He accused Jega of being partisan and partial, stating that he addressed the complaint of the All Progressives Congress regarding the Rivers state election, but has refused to accept the petition of the PDP about the results from Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa.
Orubebe screaming at the top of his voice that the ruling party had lost confidence in the INEC Chairman. He said, “We are not confident in what you are doing. You are very partial. APC complained about about Rivers and you answered them but you refused to answer our complaints. We have lost confidence in you. We don’t believe in you anymore. You have been compromised and we cannot take it.You are partial and are tribalistic.