Current List of The 36 State Governors In Nigeria

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.

This 2019, elections were dully held in 29 states for governors while state assemblies had their election in the 36 states.

The states that didn’t participate in the governorship elections were Edo, Ondo, Ekiti, Bayelsa, Kogi, Anambra and Osun states as the tenures of their governors were yet to expire.

As it stands, APC has more control in majority of the states in Nigeria while PDP won few other states especially in the southern region of the country.

We shall update the list of governors elected in the 2019 election and if there are changes, we shall dully add them as some states might still hold their elections.

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List of 36 State Governors in Nigeria 2019

  1. Abia State, Dr Victor Ikpeazu,  PDP.
  2. Adamawa State, Jibrilla Jindow, APC.
  3. Akwa Ibom, Emmanuel Udom, PDP.
  4. Anambra State, Willie Obiano, APGA.
  5. Bauchi State, Barrister Mohammed Abubakar, APC.
  6. Bayelsa State, Henry Dickson, PDP.
  7. Benue State, Samuel Ortom, APC.
  8. Borno State, Kashim Shettima, APC.
  9. Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, PDP.
  10. Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, PDP.
  11. Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, PDP.
  12. Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, APC.
  13. Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, PDP.
  14. Ekiti State, John OluKayode Fayemi, APC
  15. Gombe State, Inuwa Yahaya, APC.
  16. Imo State, Chukwuemeka Ihedioha, PDP.
  17. Jigawa State, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru, APC.
  18. Kaduna State, Nasirel Rufai, APC.
  19. Kano State, Umar Ganduje, APC.
  20. Katsina State, Aminu Masari, APC.
  21. Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, APC.
  22. Kwara State, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, APC.
  23. Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, APC.
  24. Nasarawa State, Umaru Al-Makura, APC.
  25. Niger State, Abubakar Sanu-Lulu Bello, APC.
  26. Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, APC.
  27. Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, APC.
  28. Osun State, Alhaji Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola, APC
  29. Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, PDP.
  30. Plateau State, Rt Hon Simon Lalong, APC.
  31. Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, PDP.
  32. Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, APC.
  33. Taraba State, Mr. Darius Ishaku, PDP.
  34. Yobe State, Ibrahim Geidam, APC.
  35. Zamfara State, Mukthar Idris, APC.
  36. Abuja F.C.T, Mohammed Bello
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LIST OF ALL STATES CONTROLLED BY PDP GOVERNORS PRESENTLY

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
  • Rivers State, Nyesom Wike
  • Taraba State, Mr. Darius Ishaku
  • Oyo State, Seyi Makinde

Full list of all winners in governorship elections across Nigeria 2019

  • Abia State
    Okezie Ikpeazu – Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – 261,127 votes
  • Akwa Ibom State
    Udom Emmanuel (PDP) – 519,712 votes
  • Borno State
    Babagana Zulum – All Progressives Congress (APC) – 1,175,440 votes
  • Cross River State
    Ben Ayade (PDP) – 381,484 votes. Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade, is another Nigerian governor that has won another four-year term.
  • Delta State
    Ifeanyi Okowa (PDP) – 925,274 votes. Ifeanyi Okowa will be Delta State governor for another four years.
  • Ebonyi State
    Dave Umahi (PDP) – 393,043 votes. Dave Umahi has been re-elected for a second term as Ebonyi State governor.
  • Enugu State
    Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (PDP) – 449,935. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has been re-elected as Enugu State governor.
  • Gombe State
    Inuwa Yahaya (APC) – 364,179 votes.
  • Jigawa State
    Muhammad Badaru (APC) – 810, 933 votes
  • Kaduna State
    Nasir El-Rufai (APC) – 1,045,427 votes. Nasir El-Rufai also won re-election as Kaduna State governor.
  • Katsina State
    Aminu Masari (APC) – 1,178,864 votes
  • Kebbi State
    Atiku Bagudu (APC) – 673,717 votes. Kebbi State governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, also got re-elected.
  • Kwara State
    Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq (APC) – 331, 546 votes.
  • Lagos State
    Babajide Sanwo-Olu (APC) – 739,445 votes. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been elected the next governor of Lagos State, Nigeria’s economic capital.
  • Nasarawa State
    Abdullahi Sule (APC) – 327,229 votes.
  • Niger State
    Abubakar Bello (APC) – 526,412 votes.
  • Ogun State
    Dapo Abiodun (APC) – 241,670 votes. Dapo Abiodun is the new Ogun State governor.
  • Oyo State
    Seyi Makinde (PDP) – 515,621 votes. Seyi Makinde is Oyo State’s governor-elect.
  • Yobe State
    Mai Mala Buni (APC) – 444,013 votes. Mai Mala Buni is Yobe State’s governor-elect.
  • Zamfara State
    Muktar Idris (APC) – 534,541 votes
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  1. Liberty

    thanks for for your effort,i observed that the present FCT minisiter of fct is not Bala Mohammed as written by the Admin.try and update it, thanks.

    1. thanks for the correction. Will apply the correction

  2. Audu Abdulmumuni

    why kogi state not included

  3. 2 chenz

    kogi na state

  4. Audi salamatu

    Katina state is not North Central please take note

  5. Tsegba Kenneth

    Am looking for a man that can make out of my conditions,I want to university but an having money,since I graduated secondary school in 2013 till now am yet to see a way

  6. SINANU A AHMAD

    what about bauchi state

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