Nigerian state governors 2011–15 term
The Nigerian state governors 2011–2015 term formally begins in May 2011 for the 26 state Governors in Nigeria elected in April 2011. In the 10 other states, elections were delayed until the current incumbent had served their full term. Governors are normally elected for a four-year term during the national elections in which the President and members of the upper and lower house are also elected, as are the state legislators. In some cases, the first officeholder may be replaced by another, for example through death, impeachment or if an election is annulled.
April 2011 elections
Elections for 24 of the 36 states in Nigeria were held on 26 April 2011. In the northern states, elections were held in an atmosphere of violence that followed the election on 16 April 2011 of the southerner Goodluck Jonathan as President. Elections were delayed until 28 April in Bauchi and Kaduna states due to violence between Christians and Muslims. Turnout in these states was low when the elections were held.
Initial results for 12 states were announced on 28 April 2011, with seven governors being reelected and five governors elected for the first time. Later that day, results for 22 of the states had been declared, of which the People's Democratic Party (PDP) had taken 15. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the election in Imo state "inconclusive" due to irregularities in collation of results. On 29 April the INEC decided to hold supplementary polls in four local government areas and one ward in Imo State on 6 May 2011 to decide the election.
Elections for the 10 remaining states were to be held only when the four-year tenures of the current governors run out. The governors of Adamawa, Anambra, Bayelsa, Cross River, Edo, Ekiti, Kogi, Ondo, Osun and Sokoto states had served less than four years due to taking office only after nullification of the election of former incumbents.
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As of 28 May 2011, the breakdown of Governors by party in 36 states was:
|ACN (Action Congress of Nigeria)||6|
|ANPP (All Nigeria People's Party)||3|
|APGA (All Progressives Grand Alliance)||2|
|CPC (Congress for Progressive Change)||1|
|LP (Labour Party)||1|
|PDP (People's Democratic Party)||23|
Following is a list of all Nigerian state governors who held office during the 2011-2015 term. Acting governors are not shown.
|Abia||Theodore Orji||PDP||26 April 2011||Reelected|
|Adamawa||Murtala Nyako||PDP||29 April 2008||Elected after April 2007 election was nullified|
|Akwa Ibom||Godswill Akpabio||PDP||26 April 2011||Reelected|
|Anambra||Peter Obi||APGA||6 February 2010||Second term|
|Bauchi||Isa Yuguda||PDP||28 April 2011||Reelected|
|Bayelsa||Seriake Dickson||PDP||24 May 2008||Reelected after nullification of April 2007 election|
|Benue||Gabriel Suswam||PDP||26 April 2011||Reelected|
|Borno||Kashim Shettima||ANPP||26 April 2011||First term|
|Cross River||Liyel Imoke||PDP||23 August 2008||Reelected after nullification of April 2007 election|
|Delta||Emmanuel Uduaghan||PDP||26 April 2011||Reelected|
|Ebonyi||Martin Elechi||PDP||26 April 2011||Reelected|
|Edo||Adams Oshiomhole||ACN||12 November 2008||Assumed office after winning appeal of April 2007 election|
|Ekiti||Kayode Fayemi||ACN||15 October 2010||Assumed office after winning appeal of April 2007 election|
|Enugu||Sullivan Chime||PDP||26 April 2011||Reelected|
|Gombe||Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo||PDP||26 April 2011||First term|
|Imo||Rochas Okorocha||APGA||6 May 2011||First term|
|Jigawa||Sule Lamido||PDP||26 April 2011||Reelected|
|Kaduna||Yero came appointed after the death of Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa||PDP||26 April 2011||Incumbent, appointed governor on 20 May 2010 when Namadi Sambo became Vice President|
|Kano||Rabiu Kwankwaso||PDP||26 April 2011||Reelected|
|Katsina||Ibrahim Shema||PDP||28 April 2011||Reelected|
|Kebbi||Usman Saidu Nasamu Dakingari||PDP||26 April 2011||Reelected|
|Kogi||Ibrahim Idris||PDP||29 March 2008||Elected after April 2007 election declared invalid|
|Kwara||Abdulfatah Ahmed||PDP||26 April 2011||First term|
|Lagos||Babatunde Fashola||ACN||26 April 2011||Reelected|
|Nasarawa||Umaru Tanko Al-Makura||CPC||26 April 2011||First term|
|Niger||Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu||PDP||26 April 2011||Reelected|
|Ogun||Ibikunle Amosun||ACN||26 April 2011||Reelected|
|Ondo||Olusegun Mimiko||LP||24 February 2009||Assumed office after election of Olusegun Agagu was nullified|
|Osun||Rauf Aregbesola||ACN||26 November 2010||Assumed office after election of Olagunsoye Oyinlola was nullified|
|Oyo||Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi||ACN||26 April 2011||First term|
|Plateau||Jonah Jang||PDP||26 April 2011||Reelected|
|Rivers||Rotimi Amaechi||PDP||26 April 2011||Reelected|
|Sokoto||Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko||PDP||28 May 2008||Reelected after April 2007 election annulled|
|Taraba||Danbaba Suntai||PDP||26 April 2011||Re-elected|
|Yobe||Ibrahim Gaidam||ANPP||26 April 2011||Reelected|
|Zamfara||Abdul'aziz Abubakar Yari||ANPP||26 April 2011||First term|
- Nigerian state governors 2007–2011 term
- List of Nigerian state governors
- List of state governors of Nigeria
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