Nigerian state governors 2007–11 term

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Nigerian state governors are normally elected for a four-year term during the national elections. In some cases, the first officeholder may be replaced by another, for example through death, impeachment or if an election is annulled. Following is a list of all Nigerian state governors who held office during the 2007-2011 term. Acting governors are not shown.

State Governor Party Date elected Notes
Abia Theodore Orji PDP April 2007  First term
Adamawa Murtala Nyako PDP April 2007  First term as elected governor. Election nullified February 2008. Reelected 29 April 2008.
Akwa Ibom Godswill Akpabio PDP April 2007  First term
Anambra Peter Obi APGA April 2007  Governor for about 9 months in 2003-2007 term. Reelected 6 February 2010 for a second term.
Bauchi Isa Yuguda ANPP April 2007  First term
Bayelsa Timipre Sylva PDP April 2007  First term. Election nullified 15 April 2008. Reelected 24 May 2008
Benue Gabriel Suswam PDP April 2007  First term
Borno Ali Modu Sheriff ANPP April 2007  reelected for second term
Cross River Liyel Imoke PDP April 2007  First term
Delta Emmanuel Uduaghan PDP April 2007  First term. Election annulled 9 November 2010. Reelected 6 January 2011
Ebonyi Martin Elechi PDP April 2007  First term
Edo Oserheimen Osunbor PDP April 2007  Election annulled on 20 March 2008
Adams Aliyu Oshiomle AC 20 March 2008  Declared winner of April 2007 election on 20 March 2008
Ekiti Olusegun Oni PDP April 2007  Election annulled 15 October 2010
Kayode Fayemi AC 15 October 2010  Declared winner of 2009 rerun election on 15 October 2010
Enugu Sullivan Chime PDP April 2007  First term
Gombe Mohammed Danjuma Goje PDP April 2007  Reelected for second term
Imo Ikedi Ohakim PDP April 2007  First term. Elected on PPA platform, switched to the PDP.
Jigawa Sule Lamido PDP April 2007  First term
Kaduna Namadi Sambo PDP April 2007  Appointed Vice President on 19 May 2010
Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa PDP 20 May 2010  Formerly deputy governor, appointed governor on 20 May 2010
Kano Ibrahim Shekarau ANPP April 2007  Reelected for second term
Katsina Ibrahim Shema PDP April 2007  First term
Kebbi Usman Saidu Nasamu Dakingari PDP April 2007  First term
Kogi Ibrahim Idris PDP April 2007  Reelected for second term
Kwara Bukola Saraki PDP April 2007  Reelected for second term
Lagos Babatunde Fashola PDP April 2007  First term
Nasarawa Aliyu Doma PDP April 2007  First term
Niger Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu PDP April 2007  First term
Ogun Gbenga Daniel PDP April 2007  Reelected for second term
Ondo Olusegun Agagu PDP April 2007  Reelected for second term. Election annulled in February 2009
Olusegun Mimiko LP 23 February 2009  Declared winner of April 2007 election on 23 February 2009
Osun Olagunsoye Oyinlola PDP April 2007  Election annulled on 26 November 2010
Rauf Aregbesola AC 26 November 2010  Declared winner of the April 2007 elections on 26 November 2010
Oyo Christopher Alao-Akala PDP April 2007  As deputy, replaced impeached governor Rasheed Ladoja on January 12, 2006. Elected April 2007.
Plateau Jonah David Jang PDP April 2007  First term as an elected governor
Rivers Celestine Omehia PDP April 2007  Election annulled on October 2007 as not being the legitimate PDP candidate
Rotimi Amaechi PDP October 2007  Declared governor after Celestine Omehia election was nullified
Sokoto Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko PDP April 2007  First term
Taraba Danbaba Suntai PDP April 2007  First term
Yobe Mamman Bello Ali ANPP April 2007  Died in office 27 January 2009
Ibrahim Geidam ANPP 27 January 2009  Deputy, sworn in as governor on 27 January 2009
Zamfara Mahmud Shinkafi PDP April 2007  First term. Elected on ANPP platform, moved to PDP

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