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Current List of 36 State Governors in Nigeria & Political Parties (2021)

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.

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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 2021, 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 2021 election and if there are changes, we shall dully add them as some states might still hold their elections.

LIST OF 36 STATE GOVERNORS IN NIGERIA 2021

  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, Mohammed Abubakar, APC (Bala Mohammed of PDP leading but awaits court’s decision)
  6. Bayelsa State, Douye Diri, PDP.
  7. Benue State, Samuel Ortom, PDP.
  8. Borno State, Kashim Shettima, APC.
  9. Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, APC.
  10. Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, PDP.
  11. Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, APC.
  12. Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, PDP.
  13. Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, PDP.
  14. Ekiti State, John OluKayode Fayemi, APC
  15. Gombe State, Inuwa Yahaya, APC.
  16. Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, APC (supreme court declared him winner).
  17. Jigawa State, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru, APC.
  18. Kaduna State, Nasirel Rufai, APC.
  19. Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, APC.
  20. Kano State, Umar Ganduje, APC.
  21. Katsina State, Aminu Masari, APC.
  22. Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, APC.
  23. Kwara State, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, APC.
  24. Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, APC.
  25. Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, APC.
  26. Niger State, Abubakar Sanu-Lulu Bello, APC.
  27. Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, APC.
  28. Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, APC.
  29. Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, PDP (Tribunal declared him winner)
  30. Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, PDP.
  31. Plateau State, Rt Hon Simon Lalong, APC.
  32. Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, PDP.
  33. Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, APC.
  34. Taraba State, Mr. Darius Ishaku, PDP.
  35. Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, APC.
  36. Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, APC.
  37. Abuja F.C.T, Mohammed Bello

FULL LIST OF NIGERIA’S 36 STATE GOVERNORS, THEIR DEPUTES AND POLITICAL PARTIES (2021)

STATE GOVERNOR DEPUTY GOVERNOR PARTY TOOK OFFICE TERM END
Abia State
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Okezie Ikpeazu
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Ude Oko Chukwu PDP 2015 2023
Adamawa State
Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri Crowther Seth PDP 2019 2023
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Akwa Ibom State
Udom Gabriel Emmanuel Moses Ekpo PDP 2015 2023
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Anambra State
Willie Obiano Dr. Nkem Okeke APGA 2018 2022
Bauchi State Bala Muhammed Baba Tela PDP 2019 2023
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Bayelsa State

Douye Diri Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo PDP 2020[a] 2024
Benue State Samuel Ortom Benson Abounu PDP 2015 2023
Borno State BabaGana Umara Umar Usman Kadafur APC 2019 2023
Cross River State Benedict Ayade Ivara Esu APC 2015 2023
Delta State Ifeanyi Okowa Kingsley Otuaro PDP 2015 2023
Ebonyi State
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Dave Umahi Eric Kelechi Igwe APC 2015 2023
Edo State Godwin Obaseki Philip Shaibu PDP 2016 2024
Ekiti State Kayode Fayemi Bisi Egbeyemi APC 2018 2022
Enugu State Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Cecilia Ezeilo PDP 2015 2023
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Gombe State

Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya Manasseh Daniel Jatau APC 2019 2023
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Imo State

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Hope Uzodinma Placid Njoku APC 2020 2024
Jigawa State Badaru Abubakar Umar Namadi APC 2015 2023
Kaduna State Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe APC 2015 2023
Kano State Abdullahi Umar Ganduje Nasir Yusuf Gawuna APC 2015 2023
Katsina State
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Aminu Bello Masari Mannir Yakubu APC 2015 2023
Kebbi State Abubakar Atiku Bagudu Samaila Yombe Dabai APC 2015 2023
Kogi State
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Yahaya Bello Edward Onoja APC 2016 2024
Kwara State AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq Kayode Alibi APC 2019 2023
Lagos State
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Babajide Sanwo-Olu Femi Hamzat APC 2019 2023
Nasarawa State
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Abdullahi Sule Emmanuel Agbadu Akabe APC 2019 2023
Niger State Abubakar Sani Bello Ahmed Muhammad Ketso APC 2015 2023
Ogun State
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Dapo Abiodun Noimot Salako-Oyedele APC 2019 2023
Ondo State Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu Lucky Aiyedatiwa APC 2017 2025
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Osun State

Adegboyega Oyetola Gboyega Alabi APC 2018 2022
Oyo State Oluwaseyi Makinde Engr. Rauf Aderemi Olaniyan PDP 2019 2023
Plateau State Simon Lalong Sonni Gwanle Tyoden APC 2015 2023
Rivers State Ezenwo Nyesom Wike Ipalibo Banigo PDP 2015 2023
Sokoto State
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Aminu Waziri Tambuwal Alhaji Mannir Dan’Iya PDP 2015 2023
Taraba State Darius Ishaku Haruna Manu PDP 2015 2023
Yobe State
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Mai Mala Buni Idi Barade Gubana APC 2019 2023
Zamfara State Bello Matawalle Mahdi Aliyu Gusau APC 2019 2023
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Abuja Bello Mohammed Ramatu Tijani APC 2015 2023

ALSO READ: Names of APC State Governors in Nigeria Currently

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
  • Benue State, Samuel Ortom
  • Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa
  • Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi
  • Edo State, Obaseki
  • Rivers State, Nyesom Wike
  • Taraba State, Mr. Darius Ishaku
  • Oyo State, Seyi Makinde
  • Bayelsa state, Douye Diri
  • Osun State, Ademola Adeleke (Tribunal declared him winner)
  • Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal
  • Adamawa State, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri

Full list of names of all winners in governorship elections across Nigeria 2021

  • Abia State
    Okezie Ikpeazu – Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – 261,127 votes
  • Adamawa State Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri – Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – 376,552
  • 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.
  • Kano State (APC)- Ganduje won his re-election as governor of Kano state
  • 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
    Bello Matawalle by order of Supreme Court.

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