The state is known as the primary domicile region for the Yoruba 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 Oyo 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 Oyo 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 Oyo State Governors and their Political Party from 1960 till date.
Oyo State Governors from 1960 & Their Political Parties
|Name||Title||Took Office||Left Office||Party||Notes|
|Col. David Jemibewon||Governor||Mar-76||Jul-78||Military|
|Col. Paul Tarfa||Governor||Jul-78||Oct-79||Military|
|Chief Bola Ige||Executive Governor||01-Oct-79||01-Oct-83||Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN)|
|Dr. Victor Omololu Olunloyo||Executive Governor||01-Oct-83||31-Dec-83||National Party of Nigeria (NPN)|
|Lt. Col. Oladayo Popoola||Governor||04-Jan-84||Sep-85||Military|
|Col. Adetunji Idowu Olurin||Governor||Sep-85||Jul-88||Military|
|Col. Sasaenia Oresanya||Governor||27-Jul-88||Aug-90||Military|
|Col. Abdulkareem Adisa||Governor||03-Sep-90||Jan-92||Military|
|Chief Kolapo Olawuyi Ishola||Executive Governor||02-Jan-92||17-Nov-93||Social Democratic Party (SDP)|
|Navy Capt. Adetoye Oyetola Sode||Administrator||09-Dec-93||14-Sep-94||Military|
|Col. Chinyere Ike Nwosu||Administrator||14-Sep-94||22-Aug-96||Military|
|Col. Ahmed Usman||Administrator||22-Aug-96||Aug-98||Military|
|Comm. Pol. Amen Edore Oyakhire||Administrator||16-Aug-98||28-May-99||Military|
|Dr. Lam Adesina||Governor||29-May-99||28-May-03||Alliance for Democracy (AD)|
|Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja||Governor||29-May-03||28-May-07||People’s Democratic Party (PDP)||Impeached in January 2006, reinstated in December 2006|
|Christopher Alao-Akala||Governor (de facto)||12-Jan-06||07-Dec-06||People’s Democratic Party (PDP)||Appointed when Rasheed Ladoja was impeached, until the impeachment was overturned.|
|Christopher Alao-Akala||Governor||29-May-07||29-May-11||People’s Democratic Party (PDP)|
|Abiola Ajimobi||Governor||29-May-11||29-May-19||Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN)|
|Seyi Makinde||Governor||29-May-19||Incumbent||People’s Democratic Party (PDP)|
Who is the Present Governor of Oyo State 2022?
The Present Governor of Oyo State is Seyi Makinde from People’s Democratic Party (PDP).