Before we delve into the names of state governors in Nigeria and their parties, note that the Nigerian constitution stipulates that “A person shall be eligible for the office of State Governor in Nigeria if he or she is a citizen of Nigeria by birth, at least 35 years of age, is a member of a political party and is sponsored by that political party.
The constitution limits these Nigerian state governors to only two terms of four-year terms in office. Below is a compiled list of the 36 state governors in Nigeria 2017.
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List of 36 State Governors in Nigeria 2017
- Abia State, Dr Victor Ikpeazu, PDP.
- Adamawa State, Jibrilla Jindow, APC.
- Akwa Ibom, Emmanuel Udom, PDP.
- Anambra State, Willie Obiano, APGA.
- Bauchi State, Barrister Mohammed Abubakar, APC.
- Bayelsa State, Henry Dickson, PDP.
- Benue State, Samuel Ortom, APC.
- Borno State, Kashim Shettima, APC.
- Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, PDP.
- Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, PDP.
- Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, PDP.
- Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, APC.
- Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, PDP.
- Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, PDP
- Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo, PDP.
- Imo State, Owelle Rochas, APC.
- Jigawa State, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar, APC.
- Kaduna State, Nasirel Rufai, APC.
- Kano State, Umar Ganduje, APC.
- Katsina State, Aminu Masari, APC.
- Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, APC.
- Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed, APC.
- Lagos State, Akinwumi Ambode, APC.
- Nasarawa State, Umaru Al-Makura, APC.
- Niger State, Abubakar Sanu-Lulu Bello, APC.
- Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, APC.
- Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, APC.
- Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, APC
- Oyo State, Abiora Ajimobi, APC.
- Plateau State, Rt Hon Simon Lalong, APC.
- Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, PDP.
- Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, APC.
- Taraba State, Mr. Darius Ishaku, PDP.
- Yobe State, Ibrahim Geidam, APC.
- Zamfara State, Abdul Azeez Abubakar, APC.
- Abuja F.C.T, Mohammed Bello
From the above you can deduce that the names of APC governors in Nigeria are more in number because they are the leading party that recently won majority of the governors seats in Nigeria.
Below is the full List of Current PDP Governors in Nigeria and their States
- Abia State, Dr Victor Ikpeazu
- Akwa Ibom, Emmanuel Udom
- Bayelsa State, Henry Dickson
- Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade
- Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa
- Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi
- Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi
- Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose
- Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo
- Rivers State, Nyesom Wike
- Taraba State, Mr. Darius Ishaku