Last updated on March 16th, 2022 at 02:09 pm
Nigeria had many historic moments, one such moment was when the fourth republic was ushered in on May 29, 1999. It marked the end of the military regime in Nigeria.
Before the marking of the end of military rule, political parties had been founded in late 1998, preparatory to a democratic rule.
- Some of the elected state governors in 1999 were elected state governors during the Babangida regime during the aborted Third Republic between 1992 to 1993
- All the state governors in the South-West except Bola Tinubu of Lagos lost in their second bid, states including Ekiti, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, and Ogun were swept by PDP.
- Alliance for Democracy had its root in the South-West popularly called the Yoruba region
- All Peoples Party had its root in Northern Nigeria
- Only PDP had a national coverage
The republic was initiated by the military regime of General Abdulsalami Abubakar. And he handed over power to his former boss in the Army, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, who was just coming from the prison.
The 36 state governors that emerged contested under three major political parties at the time:
- Alliance for Democracy (AD)
- People Democratic Party (PDP)
- All Peoples Party (APP)
Out of 36, PDP won in 21 states
APP won in nine states
AD won in all the six states of the South-West geopolitical zone of Nigeria
Who are the first set of governors in 1999?
Below is a list of Nigerian state governors between 1999 to 2003. However, some of them won the second term while some of them were unable to retain their seats
|1||Abia||Orji Uzor Kalu||PDP|
|4||Akwa Ibom||Victor Attah||PDP|
|9||Cross River||Donald Duke||PDP|
|15||Gombe||Abubakar Habu Hashidu||APP|
|17||Jigawa||Ibrahim Saminu Turaki||APP|
|20||Katsina||Umaru Musa Yar’Adua||PDP|
|36||Zamfara||Ahmad Sani Yerima||APP|
Which military regime initiated the fourth republic?
The military regime of Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar initiated the 4th republic and peacefully handed over power to the democratically elected president.
Also, military state administrators handed over power to the elected state governors in their various states.
When did the 4th republic begin in Nigeria?
The fourth republic began on May 29, 1999, marking the end of the long military regime.
How many states did APP win in the 1999 governorship election?
APP won in nine states including 1) Zamfara, 2) Yobe, 3) Sokoto, 4) Kwara, 5) Kogi, 6) Kebbi, 7) Jigawa, 8) Gombe, and 9) Borno
Which states did PDP win in the 1999 governorship election?
PDP won in 21 states in the 1999 governorship election. PDP won in all the six states in the South-South, five states in the South-East geopolitical zones and 10 in the Northern states.
What are the political parties in Nigeria in 1999?
The popular political parties in 1999 were PDP, APP, and AD. APP and AD are now defunct
Which states did AD win in the 1999 guber poll?
AD won only in the south-west geopolitical zone including Osun, Oyo, Ondo, Ekiti, Ogun, and Lagos
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