Edo State is filled with people of different languages and cultures. It is important to note that there are over hundred languages/tribes in Nigeria aside the popular Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba which are commonly known nationwide.
Edo State is one of these states with lots of history when it comes to culture and tradition which has also impacted their governing rule.
On this page, we shall be looking at a list of all past governors that have served in Edo State and their political party.
The need to know the list of past and present governors of Edo 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 Edo 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 Edo State Governors and their Political Party from 1960 till date.
Edo State Governors from 1960 & Their Political Parties
|Name||Title||Took Office||Left Office||Party||Notes|
|Colonel John Ewerekumoh Yeri||Governor||Aug-90||Jan-92||Military|
|John E.K. Odigie Oyegun||Governor||Jan-92||Nov-93||SDP|
|Colonel Mohammed Abul-Salam Onuka||Administrator||09-Dec-93||14-Sep-94||Military|
|Colonel Bassey Asuquo||Administrator||14-Sep-94||22-Aug-96||Military|
|Group Captain Baba Adamu Iyam||Administrator||22-Aug-96||07-Aug-98||Military|
|Navy Captain Anthony Onyearugbulem||Administrator||07-Aug-98||29-May-99||Military|
|Chief Lucky Igbinedion||Governor||29-May-99||29-May-07||PDP|
|Professor Oserheimen Osunbor||Governor||29-May-07||12-Nov-08||PDP||Removed by Court Judgment invalidating his election.|
|Comrade Adams A. Oshiomhole||Governor||12-Nov-08||12-Nov-16||APC||AC which later merged with some other political parties to become APC in 2016|
|Godwin Obaseki||Governor||12-Nov-16||Incumbent||PDP||APC but later defected to the PDP after being disqualified from contesting in the party primaries.|
Who is the Present Governor of Edo State 2022?
The Present Governor of Edo State is Godwin Obaseki from People’s Democratic Party (PDP).