The state is known as the primary domicile region for the Igbo tribe in Nigeria.
Remember, the country Nigeria have 3 basic tribes which include the Hausa (Northerners, Igbos and the Yorubas).
The need to know the list of past and present governors of Abia state from the 1960 Independence is crucial; most especially for students and information seekers.
We are however, happy you stumbled on the right page as we shall be looking at the comprehensive list of all past reigning governors of Abia State and their political parties from 1960.
The below list may also contain list of military government (as the case may be).
See below for full details for List of Abia State Governors and their Political Party from 1960 till date.
Abia State Governors from 1960 & Their Political Parties
|Name||Title||Took Office||Left Office||Party||Notes|
|Commissioner of Police, Audu Bako||Governor||May-67||Jul-75||Military|
|Colonel Sani Bello||Military Governor||Jul-75||Sep-78||Military|
|Group Captain Ishaya Shekari||Military Governor||Sep-78||Oct-79||Military|
|Alhaji Muhammadu Abubakar Rimi||Governor||Oct-79||May-83||PRP|
|Alhaji Abdu Dawakin Tofa||Governor||May-83||Oct-83||PRP|
|Alhaji Sabo Bakin Zuwo||Governor||Oct-83||Dec-83||PRP|
|Air Commodore Hamza Abdullahi||Governor||Jan-84||Aug-85||Military Governor|
|Colonel. Ahmed Muhammad Daku||Military Governor||Aug-85||1987||Military|
|Group Captain Mohammed Ndatsu Umaru||Military Governor||Dec-87||27-Jul-88||Military|
|Colonel Idris Garba||Military Governor||Aug-88||Jan-92||Military|
|Architect Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya||Governor||Jan-92||Nov-93||NRC|
|Colonel Muhammadu Abdullahi Wase||Military Administrator||Dec-93||Jun-96||Military|
|Colonel Dominic Oneya||Military Administrator||Aug-96||Sep-98||Military|
|Colonel Aminu Isa Kontagora||Military Administrator||Sep-98||May-99||Military|
|Engineer (Dr.) Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso||Governor||May-99||May-03||PDP|
|Malam Ibrahim Shekarau||Governor||May-03||May-11||ANPP|
|Engineer (Dr.) Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso||Governor||May-11||May-15||PDP|
|Abdullahi Umar Ganduje||Governor||May-15||Incumbent||APC|
Who is the Present Governor of Abia State 2022?
The Present Governor of Abia State is Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.