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List of all APC State Governors in Nigeria (Updated, 2022)

We previously listed all 36 state governors in Nigeria. This post will specifically list all 22 APC State Governors currently in Nigeria.

Before we delve into the names of APC state governors in Nigeria, note that the APC won 19 states in the last 2022 general election which makes them the current ruling party in Nigeria while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won 16 states.

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, or at least 35 years of age, and should be a member of a registered political party that is recognized by law of the land.

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A political party is a platform by which group people, who share the same ideology about the way a particular country should be governed come together to seize power during an election.

In Nigeria, there are currently more than 50 recognized registered political parties this 2022 according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). APC, PDP, ANPP, KOWA e.t.c are some of the major political parties in Nigeria.


The full meaning of APC is All Progressive Congress and its slogan is “CHANGE”. The current national caretaker chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) is Mai Mala Buni.

To wrestle and collect power from the then ruling party, The PDP, The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) with its leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) leader Buhari, and the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), as well as a splinter group of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the new PDP, a faction of the then-ruling People’s Democratic Party, came together to form the party in February 2013. Tom Ikimi, speaking on behalf of the ACN, Senator Annie Okonkwo, speaking for the APGA, Ibrahim Shekarau, head of the ANPP merger committee, and Garba Shehu, head of the CPC merger committee, all signed the motion.

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On July 31, 2013, the party got approval from the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to become a political party. Subsequently, the three parties that had merged revoked their functioning licenses (the ACN, CPC and ANPP). Two additional organizations, the African Peoples Congress and All Patriotic Citizens, applied to register with INEC in March 2013, using the acronym APC as well.


The constitution limits these Nigerian state governors to only two terms of four-year terms in office. Below is a compiled list of the 22 All Progressive Congress state governors in Nigeria currently.

  1. Borno State, Babagana Umara Zulum, APC.
  2. Ekiti State, John OluKayode Fayemi, APC.
  3. Gombe State, Inuwa Yahaya, APC.
  4. Jigawa State, Alhaji Badaru Muhammad, APC.
  5. Kaduna State, Nasirel Rufai, APC.
  6. Kano State, Umar Ganduje, APC.
  7. Katsina State, Aminu Masari, APC.
  8. Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, APC.
  9. Kwara State, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, APC.
  10. Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, APC.
  11. Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, APC.
  12. Niger State, Abubakar Sanu-Lulu Bello, APC.
  13. Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, APC.
  14. Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, APC.
  15. Plateau State, Rt Hon Simon Lalong, APC.
  16. Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, APC.
  17. Abuja F.C.T, Mohammed Bello
  18. Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, APC
  19. Cross River State, Ben Ayade APC
  20.  Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi APC
  21.  Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle APC
  22.  Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola APC

From the above names of APC governors in Nigeria, Osun state has recently conducted their election and strengthened their APC hold in it by installing Adegboyega Oyetola. Ondo State also held elections which saw Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress win the election.

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PDP also won in Osun state as Gboyega Oyetola was defeated by Ademola Adeleke in the just concluded election. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state just joined the fray of governors who defected from the PDP to APC.

As earlier stated, APC governors are more in number because they are the leading party that won majority of the governors seats in Nigeria. Obaseki of Edo state joined PDP after APC dumped him.

We’ve got the updated list of Governors elected in the 2022 elections which was held across states in country.

While the governorship election 6 states was declared inconclusive, there wee surprises as some Governors were also handed a second term.

Here is the list of governors elected into office during the previous election below:

  1. Abia Statee -Okezie Ikpeazu
  2. Akwa-Ibom- Udom Emmanuel
  3. Bauchi- Bala Mohammed
  4. Borno- Babagana Zulu
  5. Cross River- Benedict Ayade
  6. Delta- Ifeanyi Okowa
  7. Ebonyi- David Umahi
  8. Enugu- Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi
  9. Gombe- Inuwa Yahaya
  10. Jigawa- Mohammadu Abubakar
  11. Kaduna- Nasir El-Rufa
  12. Katsina- Aminu Masari
  13. Kebbi- Atiku Bagudu
  14. Kwara- Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq
  15. Lagos- Babajide Sanwo-Olu
  16. Nassarawa- Abdullahi Sule
  17. Niger- Abubakar Bello
  18. Ogun- Dapo Abiodun
  19. Oyo- Seyi Makinde
  20. Yobe- Mai Mala Buni
  21. Zamfara-Bello Matawalle (Order by Supreme Court)
  22. Imo – Emeka Ihedioha
  23. Taraba- Darius Ishaku
  24. Bayelsa-Douye Diri (Supreme court declared him winner)


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