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NIGERIAN SECOND REPUBLIC GOVERNORS

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Nigerian Second Republic Governors has been a list of politicians who were elected and ruled Nigerian 19 Nigerian states government during the short-lived Nigerian Second Republic that lasted from 1979 to 1983.

The Nigerian Second Republic Governors were elected on the platform of their different political parties. The registered political parties were five that included the National Party of Nigerian (NPN), Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), Nigeria Peoples Party (NPP), Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), and Great Nigeria Peoples Party (GNPP).

Nigerian Second Republic Governors of 1979-1983 Tenure

During the Nigerian Second Republic there were 10 states in the northern part of the country, while in the southern part there were 9 states. Each state has its own governor and the party his political party as follows :

NORTH

  1. Bauchi State : Alhaji Abubakar Tatari Ali who was elected under the NPN
  2. Benue State : Mr Aper Aku who was elected under the NPN
  3. Borno State : Alhaji Muhammadu Goni who was elected under the GNPP
  4. Gongola State : Alhaji Abubakar Barde who was elected under the GNPP
  5. Kaduna State : Alhaji Abdulqadeer Balarabe Musa who was elected under the PRP. However, in 1981 Balarabe Musa was impeached and was replaced by Alhaji Abba Musa Rimi
  6. Kano State : Alhaji Muhammadu Abubakar Rimi who was elected under the PRP
  7. Kwara State : Alhaji Adamu Atta who was elected under the NPN
  8. Niger State : Alhaji Auwal Ibrahim who was elected under the NPN
  9. Plateau State : Mr Solomon Daushep Lar who was elected under the NPP
  10. Sokoto State : Alhaji Shehu Kangiwa who was elected under NPN. Sadly, Shehu Kangiwa died in 1981 and he was replaced by Alhaji Garba Na Dama

SOUTH

  1. Anambra State : Chief Jim Nwobodo who was elected under the NPP
  2. Bendel State : Dr Ambrose Alli who was elected under the UPN
  3. Cross River State : Clement Isong who was elected under the NPN
  4. Imo State : Chief Samuel Mbakwe who was elected under the NPP
  5. Lagos State : Chief Lateef Jakande who was elected under the UPN
  6. Ogun State : Chief Bisi Onabanjo who was elected under the UPN
  7. Ondo State : Chief Michael Ajasin who was elected under the UPN
  8. Oyo State : Chief Bola Ige who was elected under the UPN
  9. Rivers State : Melford Okilo who was elected under the NPN

October to December 1983 Tenure

After four years, another election was held in 1983. During the election, some governors were reelected, while some lost their seats. Unfortunately, the second tenure was short-lived because the Nigerian army staged a military coup that terminated the entire Second Republic on 31st December, 1983. The governors that were elected were as follows :

NORTH

  1. Bauchi State : Alhaji Abubakar Tatari Ali who was reelected under the NPN
  2. Benue State : Mr Aper Aku who was reelected under the NPN
  3. Borno State : Alhaji Asheik Karma who was elected under the NPN
  4. Gongola State : Alhaji Bamanga Tukur who was elected under the NPN
  5. Kaduna State : Alhaji Lawal Kaita who was elected under the NPN
  6. Kano State : Alhaji Sabo Bakin-Zuwo who was elected under the PRP
  7. Kwara State : Chief Cornelius Adebayo who was elected under the UPN
  8. Niger State : Alhaji Auwal Ibrahim who was reelected under the NPN
  9. Plateau State : Chief Solomon Daushep Lar who was reelected under the NPP
  10. Sokoto State : Alhaji Garba Nadama who was elected under the NPN

SOUTH

  1. Anambra State : Chief Christian Onoh who was elected under the NPN
  2. Bendel State : Chief Samuel Ogbemudia who was elected under the NPN
  3. Cross River State : Chief Donald Eteibet who was elected under the NPN
  4. Imo State : Chief Samuel Mbakwe who was reelected under the NPP
  5. Lagos State : Chief Lateef Jakande who was reelected under the UPN
  6. Ogun State : Chief Bisi Onabanjo who was reelected under the UPN
  7. Ondo State : Chief Michael Ajasin who was reelected under the UPN
  8. Oyo State : Chief Omololo Olunloyo who was elected under the NPN
  9. Rivers State : Melford Okilo who was reelected under the NPN

Ahmad Abdullahi, BA History

My name is Ahmad Abdullahi, I was born on 10th March, 1994 in Garun-Danga Town, Gabasawa L.G., Kano State. I attended FCE Demonstration Primary School from 2002 to 2007, FCE Staff Secondary School from 2007 to 2013, and Northwest University, Kano from 2013 to 2017, where I obtained bachelor degree in History.

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