Nigeria Second Republic Governors

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Nigeria Second Republic Governors are Governors elected in the Second Republic. Nigeria Second Republic Governors are Governors that governed from 1979 to 1983. Two Federal Elections were held in the First Republic, in 1959 and 1964. On August 11, 1979 five political parties contested in the presidential election. The elections results were declared.

In this write-up I’ll be covering:

  • The Presidential flag bearers and their running mates and
  • Nigeria Second Republic Governors and their deputies names.

You stand to know:

  • Names of all political parties that contested elections from 1979 to 1983.
  • Name of first State Governor that was impeached in Nigeria and reasons.
  • Name of Deputy Governor elect that could not be sworn in with his Governor elect and the reason.
  • Nigeria Second Republic Governors and their deputies names and
  • How some Deputy Governors became Governor.

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Format

Serial numbers

Presidential flag bearers

Running mates

Political Party

Votes obtained

1.

Alhaji Shehu Shagari

Chief Alex Ekwueme

National Party of Nigeria (NPN)

5,668,857

2.

Chief Obafemi Awolowo

Mr. Philip Umeadi

Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN)

4,916,651

3.

Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe

Professor Ishaya Audu

Nigerian Peoples Party (NPP)

2,822,523

4.

Alhaji Aminu Kano

Mr. Bola Ogunboh

Peoples Redemption Party (PRP)

1,732,113

5.

Waziri Kolo Ibrahim

Great Nigerian Peoples Party (GNPP)

1,688,489

After winning the presidential election, Alhaji Shehu Shagari who contested for President under the platform of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) and his running mate (the Vice President) took their oath of office. General Olusegun Obasanjo who was the then Military Head of State handed over power willingly to Shehu Shagari. This happened on October 1,1979. This made Shagari Nigeria first Executive President.

As we cruise together, I’ll be examining the Nigeria Second Republic Governors that governed from October 1, 1979 to September 30, 1983 and their Deputies.

Format

Serial Number

State

Governor

Deputy Governor

Political Party

1.

Anambra State

Jim Nwobodo

Engr. Roy Umenyi

NPN

2.

Bauchi State

Abubakar Tatari Ali

Alhaji Adamu Tafawa Balewa

NPN

3.

Benue State

Nigeria Second Republic Governors

Aper Aku

Mr. Isah Odoma

NPN

4.

Borno State

Alhaji Muhammed Goni

Alhaji Ibrahim Anas

GNPP

5.

Cross River State

Clement Isong

Dr. Mathias Ofoboche

NPN

6.

Bendel State (now Edo)

Ambrose Folorunsho Alli

Chief Dema Akpore

UPN

7.

Gongola State (Now Taraba)

Alhaji Abubakar Barde

Willberforce Juta

GNPP

Barde resigned his position as the State Governor due to gross misconduct levelled against him which made Juta his deputy to became the State Governor from 1982 to Oct. 1983.

8.

Imo State

Samuel Onanuka Mbakwe

** Chief Bernard Amahala

* Chief Issac Uzoigwe

NPP

9.

 Kaduna State

* Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa

** Abba Musa Rimi

Abba Rimi who later became Acting Governor after Balarabe impeachment.

PRP

10.

Kano State

Muhammed Abubakar Rimi

* Ibrahim B. B. Farouk

** Abdu Dawakin Tofa

(1981-1983)

PRP

11.

Kwara State

Abdulazeez Adamu Attah

Chief Jimoh Shittu

NPN

12.

Lagos State

Lateef Kayode Jakande

Chief Rafiu Jafojo

UPN

13.

Niger State

Alhaji Muhammed Awwal Ibrahim

Alhaji Idris Hassan Kpaki

NPN

14.

Plateau State

Chief Solomon D. Lar

Muhammed D. Yakubu

UPN

15. 

Ondo State

Micheal Adekunle Ajasin

Akinwole Omoboriowo Micheal

UPN

16.

Oyo State

Bola Ige

Sunday Afolabi

UPN

17.

Rivers State

Melford Obiene Okilo

Frank Adiele Eke

NPN

18.

Sokoto State

Muhammed Shehu Kangiwa

** Garuba Nadama

19.

Ogun State

Olabisi Onabanjo

Olusesan Soluade

UPN

**NOTES

** Mr.Samuel Onanuka Mbakwe and his running mate defeated Chief Collins Obih of NPP. The governoship election tribunal removed Mr. Bernard Amahala before he could be inaugurated into office on the ground that he failed to resigned his employment in Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri, prior to standing in an election as prescribed by the law. Despite the efforts of NPP to liquidate NPN victory as a result of this singular mistake. The tribunal maintained that the act of the Deputy Governor elect or his election doesn’t affect the Governor elect. However, Mr. Bernard Amahala was replaced with Chief Issac Uzoigwe.

**Alhaji Muhammadu Abubakar Rimi in May 1983 fell out with his mentor, Mallam Aminu Kano. Rimi decamped from PRP to NPP in his bid to prepare himself for the 1983 election. He resigned from his position because Federal Electoral Commission (FEDECO) that was Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) precursor rules stated that he must do so before contesting in another party platform. Immediately, after his resignation, he was replaced by DAWAKIN TOFA (his Deputy Governor).

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Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa was elected as Kaduna State Governor under the platform of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP), a political party founded by Mallam Aminu Kano. National Party of Nigeria (NPN) that was the then rulling party unsuccessfully challenged his election.

Initially, his political party was a member of the PPP Alliance that was formed in opposition to the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) but withdrew quitely.  As a governor Balarabe Musa was stalemated by the then Kaduna State House of Assembly that was controlled by the NPN members.

Due to this, he couldn’t form a cabinet. Since he refused to nominate NPN members, the State House of Assembly refused to ratify his candidates. On June 1981 he made history as the first State Governor to be impeached in Nigeria. He was impeached by the then Kaduna State House of Assembly.

**Garba Nadama became the State Governor of Sokoto from January 1982 to October 1983 after Shehu Kangiwa death due to polo accident.

NIGERIA SECOND REPUBLIC GOVERNORS AND THIER DEPUTIES FROM OCTOBER 1, 1983 TO DECEMBER 31, 1983.

PRESIDENTIAL FLAG BEARER / RUNNING MATE / POPULAR VOTE

(1) Shehu Shagari  –  12,081,471 – 47.5%

* Alex Ekwueme      –  National Party of Nigeria (NPN)

(2) Obafemi Awolowo – 7,907,209 – 31.2 %

* Mallam Muhammed Kura  –  Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN).

(3) Nnamdi Azikiwe – 3,557,113 – 14.0%

* Ishaya Audu    –  Nigerian People’s Party (NPP).

(4) Khalifa Hassan Yusuf  –  968,974  – 3.8%

*                                            –   People’s Redemption Party (PRP).

(5) Waziri Ibrahim – 643,806  – 2.5%

* Mrs. Oyinbo Odinamadu  – Greater Nigeria People’s Party (GNPP).

(6) Tunji Braithwaite  – 271,524  – 1.0%

*       –                              –   Nigeria Advance Party (NAP).

NIGERIA SECOND REPUBLIC GOVERNORS AND THIER DEPUTIES ARE:

(1) IMO STATE

* Samuel Onanuka Mbakwe – NPN

* Isaac Uzoigwe (Deputy Governor).

(2) GONGOLA STATE (NOW TARABA)

* Alhaji Bamanga Tukur – NPN

* Mr. David Barau (Deputy Governor).

(3) OYO STATE

* Victor Omololu Olunloyo – NPN

* Olatunji Muhammed – Deputy Governor.

(4) ONDO STATE

* Micheal Adekunle Ajasin – UPN

* Akinwale Michael Omoboriowo – Deputy Governor.

(5) SOKOTO STATE

* Garuba Nadama – NPN

*   –    Deputy Governor.

(6) OGUN STATE

* Olabisi Onabanjo – UPN

* Chief Olusesan Soluade – Deputy Governor

(7) BAUCHI STATE

* Abubakar Tatari Ali  – NPN

* –                  Deputy Governor.

(8) BENUE STATE

* Aper Aku – NPN

* Isah Odoma – Deputy Governor.

(9) BENDEL STATE (NOW EDO)

* Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia  – NPN

* Ray Inije – Deputy Governor.

(10) RIVERS STATE

* Melford Obiene Okilo –  NPN

* Frank Adiele Eke –  Deputy Governor.

(11) CROSS RIVER STATE

* Donald Etibet – NPN

* Fidelis Ikongo Nnang  – Deputy Governor.

(12) BORNO STATE

* Asheik Jarma – NPN

* –            – Deputy Governor.

(13) NIGER STATE

* Awwal Ibrahim  –  NPN

* Alhaji Abubakar Mundi – Aliyu Deputy Governor.

(14) KADUNA STATE

* Lawal Kaita  – NPN

* –        Deputy Governor.

(15) LAGOS STATE

* Lateef Kayode Jakande – UPN.

* Chief Rafiu Jafojo  – Deputy Governor.

(16) KWARA STATE

* Cornelius Adebayo –  NPN

* Alhaji Usman Abatemi  – Deputy Governor.

(17) KANO STATE

* Sabo Bakin Zuwo –  PRP

* Alhaji Wade Abubakar Kiyawa – Deputy Governor.

(18) PLATEAU STATE

* Solomon Lar  –  NPP

* Alhaji Aliyu Akwe Doma  –  Deputy Governor.

(19) ANAMBRA STATE

* Christian Onoh  – NPN

* Barrister Ozoemena Onyali  –  Deputy Governor.

Nigeria Second Republic Governors were sent packing on December 31, 1984 when Major General Muhammadu Buhari overthrew the government of Alhaji Sheu Shagari. He accused the Administration of Alhaji Sheu Usman Aliyu Shagari of administrative incompetence and corruption. Shagari was placed under house arrest, while many cabinet members, civilian governors that served under Shagari’s administration were jailed. Some and someone like Umoru Dikko went into exile.

SOURCES

Nigeria President Elected to A Second Term – The New York Times.

https://gulfnews.com/today-history/august-11-1983-nigerian-president-shagari-re-elected

https://Africa elections.tripod.com/ng.html

https://en.m.Wikipedia.org/Wiki/Second_Nigeria_Republlic

https://africaportal.org/publications/reflections-20-years-democracy-nigeria/

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Author: Odang Emmanuel

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