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In this post, we take our time to compile the list of 29 governors who take an oath of office on May 29, 2019, at various places in Nigeria.
While President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo were sworn in for another second term at the Eagles Square in Abuja, 29 governors and their deputies also took their oath of office at their state capitals.
One thing we discovered on May 29, 2019 inauguration is that 12 new governors will take the oath of office for the first time, while 17 others are returning for their second term after winning the March 9, 2019 governorship elections.
would also be sworn in.
Out of the 29 governors that will be sworn in on May 29, 2019, 15 of them are PDP governors while 14 members of All Progressive Congress (APC) will take oath of office.
Recalled that election would be held in Kogi and Bayelsa states in November 2019, in Ondo and Edo state election will be held there in 2020; Anambra’s governorship election is 2021 and while Osun and Ekiti states will be in 2022.
Below is the list of Governors Sworn in on May 29, 2019
- Umaru Fintiri (PDP, Adamawa)
- Bala Mohammed (PDP, Bauchi)
- Emeka Ihedioha (PDP, Imo)
- Seyi Makinde (PDP, Oyo)
- Bello Mutawalle (PDP, Zamfara)
- Okezie Ikpeazu (PDP, Abia)
- David Umahi (PDP, Ebonyi)
- Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (PDP, Enugu)
- Udom Emmanuel (PDP, Akwa Ibom)
- Ben Ayade (PDP, Cross River)
- Ifeanyi Okowa (PDP, Delta)
- Nyesom Wike (PDP, Rivers)
- Samuel Ortom (PDP, Benue),
- Darius Ishaku (PDP, Taraba)
- Aminu Tambuwal (PDP, Sokoto)
- Prof. Babagana Zulum (APC, Borno)
- Inuwa Yahaya (APC, Gombe)
- Babajide Sanwo-Olu APC, Lagos)
- Dapo Abiodun (APC, Ogun)
- Abdulrazaq AbdulRahman (APC, Kwara)
- Engr. Abdullahi Sule (APC, Nasarawa)
- Mai-Mala Buni (APC, Yobe)
- Simon Lalong (APC, Plateau)
- Abubakar Bello (APC, Niger)
- Nasir el-Rufai (APC, Kaduna)
- Abdullahi Umar Ganduje (APC, Kano)
- Aminu Masari (APC, Katsina)
- Abubakar Bagudu (APC, Kebbi)
- Mohammed Badaru Abubakar (APC, Jigawa)
The outgoing governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, who had handed over the necessary documents to the incoming governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said:
‘‘We are excited with the conversation and thoughts we had with him. We are looking forward to the inauguration ceremony tomorrow (today)”.
You may also want to check out the updated list of 36 current state governors in Nigeria.