Governors Of The Second Republic In Nigeria

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THE SECOND REPUBLIC, 1979-1983

The second republic was ushered with great pump and pageantry on 1st October 1979. That day, the armed forces led by General Olusegun Obasanjo handed over power back to an elected civilian administration, led by Alhaji Shehu Shagari.

The first elections under the 1979 constitution were held on schedule in July and August 1979, and the FMG handed over power to a new civilian government under President Shehu Shagari on October 1, 1979.

Nigeria’s Second Republic was born amid great expectations. The collapse of the second republic was made possible by the flawed 1983 elections.

Those who emerged governors in the 1983 elections were

  • Christian Onoh (NPN, Anambra),
  • Sam Ogbemudia (NPN, Bendel),
  • Bamanga Tukur (NPN, Gongola),
  • Donald Etiebet (NPN, Cross River),
  • Sabo Barkin Zuwo (PRP, Kano),
  • Omololu Olunloyo (NPN, Oyo),
  • Lawal Kaita (NPN, Kaduna),
  • Asheik Jarma (NPN, Borno), and
  • Cornelius Adebayo (UPN,

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THE SHAPE AND STRUCTURE OF NIGERIA’S SECOND REPUBLIC (1979-1983)

STATE GOVERNORS

  • ANAMBRA: Chief Jim Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo (NPP)
  • BAUCHI: Alhaji Ibrahim Tatari Alli (NPN)
  • BENUE: Mr. Aper Aku (NPN)
  • BENDEL: Prof. Ambrose Folorunsho Alli (UPN)
  • BORNO: Alhaji Mohammad Goni (GNPP)
  • CROSS RIVERS STATE: Donald Etiebet (NPN)
  • IMO: Chief Samuel Onunaka Mbakwe (GNPP)
  • KWARA: Alhaji Adamu Attah (NPN)
  • LAGOS: Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande (UPN)
  • NIGER: Alhaji Anwal Ibrahim (NPN)

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  • GONGOLA: Alhaji Abubakar Barde (GNPP),
  • KANO: Alhaji Abubakar Rimi (PRP)
  • KADUNA: Alhaji Balarabe Musa (PRP),
  • ONDO: Chief Michael Adekunle Ajasin (UPN),
  • OYO: Chief Bola Ige (UPN)
  • OGUN: Chief Olabisi Onabanjo (UPN)
  • RIVERS: Chief Melford Okilo (NPN)
  • SOKOTO: Alhaji Sani Kangiwa

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THE 1979 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION HELD ON AUGUST 11, 1979 IN NIGERIA

Name of Electoral Body: Federal Electoral Commission (FEDECO)

Chief Electoral Chairman: Mr. Michael Ani
Secretary: Alhaji Ahmed Kurfi

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