List of Governors of Oyo State

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This is a list of administrators and Governors of Oyo State, Nigeria. Oyo State was formed on 1976-02-03 when Western State was divided into Ogun, Ondo, and Oyo states.

Name Title Took Office Left Office Party Notes
Col. David Jemibewon Governor March 1976 July 1978 (Military)
Col. Paul Tarfa Governor July 1978 October 1979 (Military)
Chief Bola Ige Executive Governor 1 October 1979 1 October 1983 Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN)
Dr. Victor Omololu Olunloyo Executive Governor 1 October 1983 31 December 1983 National Party of Nigeria (NPN)
Lt. Col. Oladayo Popoola Governor 4 January 1984 September 1985 (Military)
Col. Adetunji Idowu Olurin Governor September 1985 July 1988 (Military)
Col. Sasaenia Oresanya Governor 27 July 1988 August 1990 (Military)
Col. Abdulkareem Adisa Governor 3 September 1990 January 1992 (Military)
Chief Kolapo Olawuyi Ishola Executive Governor 2 January 1992 17 November 1993 Social Democratic Party (SDP)
Navy Capt. Adetoye Oyetola Sode Administrator 9 December 1993 14 September 1994 (Military)
Col. Chinyere Ike Nwosu Administrator 14 Sep 1994 22 Aug 1996 (Military)
Col. Ahmed Usman Administrator 22 August 1996 August 1998 (Military)
Comm. Pol. Amen Edore Oyakhire Administrator 16 August 1998 28 May 1999 (Military)
Dr. Lam Adesina Governor 29 May 1999 28 May 2003 Alliance of Democracy (AD)
Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja Governor 29 May 2003 28 May 2007 People Democratic Party of Nigeria (PDP). Impeached in January 2006, reinstated in December 2006
Christopher Alao-Akala Governor (de facto) 12 January 2006 7 December 2006 People Democratic Party of Nigeria (PDP) Appointed when Rasheed Ladoja was impeached, until the impeachment was overturned.
Christopher Alao-Akala Governor 29 May 2007 May 2011 People Democratic Party of Nigeria (PDP)
Abiola Ajimobi Governor May 2011 Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).

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