March 3, 2024
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Meet the 16 Individuals Who are First-time Governors-Elect in Nigeria

 

 

 

Nigeria now has 16 new governors-elect, who’ll be assuming office May 29th, 2023. These governors-elect join existing governors who have been re-elected for office. Cutting across political parties, these governors will lead their states for the next four years.

 

 

They are:

  • Alex Otti — Abia state, Labour Party (LP)
  • Eno Umo Bassey — Akwa Ibom state, People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
  • Alia Hyacinth Iormem — Benue state, All Progressives Congress (APC)
  • Otu Bassey Edet — Cross River state, All Progressives Congress (APC)
  • Oborevwori Sheriff Francis Orohwedor — Delta state, People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
  • Nwifuru Francis Ogbonnau — Ebonyi state, All Progressives Congress (APC)
  • Peter Mbah — Enugu state, People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
  • Namadi Umar Alhaji — Jigawa state, All Progressives Congress (APC)
  • Umaru Dikko Radda — Katsina state, All Progressives Congress (APC)
  • Yusuf Abba Kabir — Kano state, New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP)
  • Mohammed Umaru Bago — Niger state, All Progressives Congress (APC)
  • Mutfwang Caleb Manasseh — Plateau state, People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
  • Siminalayi Fubara — Rivers State, People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
  • Aliyu Ahmed Sokoto — Sokoto state, All Progressives Congress (APC)
  • Kefas Agbu — Taraba state, People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
  • Dauda Lawal — Zamfara state, People’s Democratic Party (PDP)

This brings the total number of newly elected governors so far to 16.

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The election in Adamawa State was declared inconclusive by INEC due to reported incidents of violence and overvoting in some polling units. As a result, INEC will schedule a new date for re-run elections in the affected areas where the election was cancelled. The two leading governorship candidates are Aishatu Ahmed Binani of APC and Ahmadu Fintiri of PDP.

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