We have come up with interesting list of the most popular governors in Nigeria; the list was compiled based on these criteria; their popularity (love and acceptance) nationwide, and how famous they are just this year.
The no.1 person on this list is the most popular governor in Nigeria 2016. Gently scroll down to check them out.
Dickson assumed his role as the excutive Governor of Bayelsa State in southern Nigeria on 14 February 2012. He was a member of the House of Representatives from 2007 until 2012.
The Independent National Electoral Commission reported that Henry Dickson won over 90% of the votes.
They went on to say that this helped in “further strengthening the PDP’s stranglehold on power there since Jonathan became president.”
That percentage of votes above already tells everyone the kind of love the governor gets from his state citizens and as far we know he is till getting it. Not very famous nationwide though but his popularity in the South-South region is serious and much to adore. He’s ranked 10th on this list.
In as much as he’s nearing the end of his second tenure and has done quite well in the area of
health, infrastructure and education which has uplifted the state. He has also done well in the area of
security as the state has been largely peaceful as against the problem of bunkering and kidnapping in
As far as ratings go, he’s been rated as one of the best governors Ondo state ever had.
Mimiko’s popularity in his state is very much high he is well loved by many citizens of the state. as for fame the two term governor is not widely known nationwide though.
He is the Governor of Sokoto State. He was elected as Governor after the April 11th General Elections. He is also the former Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria. He is an All Progressives Congress (APC) member and represented the Tambuwal/Kebbe Federal Constituency of Sokoto State.
The public offices he’s held made him quite famous nationwide most especially being the former speaker of House of rep.
We’ve noticed he’s done well by the citizen of his state, he is loved by many of them which makes his popularity in the North much more strong. As for this year he is ranked number 8.
7. Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai – Kaduna State
The incumbent Governor of Kaduna State and former Director General of The Bureau of Public Enterprises, the head privatisation agency in Nigeria and also the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja from 16 July 2003 to 29 May 2007.
When it comes to fame the governor is quite known by many across the country for the public offices he’s held in the past, and we’ve learnt he is quite loved by his state men since assuming the gubernatorial office in 2015. We rank him number 7 on this list.
6. Rochas Okorocha – Imo State
He won the May 6th 2011 gubernatorialal election in Imo State under the platform of APGA before moving on to join forces with APC and was re-elected for his second term on April 11, 2015.
He is the founder of Rochas Foundation, a charity comprising a number of special schools that are spread accross the nation, especially in the Northern Nigeria, he gives scholarship to the less privileged children in the Nigerian society.
The very popular governor has done well for the state since assuming office even though he has got many criticising government.
When it comes to being loved by his state men he is quite loved by Ndi-Imo. He is also quite famous nationwide.
5. Willie Obiano – Anambra
The Akpokudike Global, Chief Willie Obiano is a retired Nigerian banker, technocrat, politician and the fourth Democratic Governor of Anambra State.
Obiano has always been popular in his state and the entire south-east region no doubt. Obiano makes headline for all the right reasons, he is the kind of governor every every citizen wants. As per popularity in Nigeria 2016 he’s been ranked 6th on this list and well merited.
4. Nyesom Wike – Rivers State
This lover of his people assumed office in year 2015 and within a year the governor has shown quite a lot of performance and protection to his people.
Following Governor Wike’s performance; the governor has showcased varieties of developmental projects such as housing, health care, security of life and property, operation zero pot holes, employment, empowerment, completion of projects that were abandoned by previous governments.”
Other achievements include prompt payments of civil servant salaries and pensions, clearing of school fees of Rivers State indigene studying abroad that were abandoned by his predecessor in office.
All these definitely makes the state citizens love him more. Even though year 2016 has been a busy year for the governor dealing with his tribunal issues.
Governor Wike is quite famous nationwide and even beyond, quite popular in the South-South.
3. Adams Oshiomhole – Edo State
The former labor leader, turned politician who 2012 was elected for a second term as the Governor of Edo State in Nigeria on the platform of the Action Congress.
Even though he his at the end of his 2nd term, Governor Oshiomohole has shown his administration was irrevocably committed to extending development to rural areas as a way of enhancing economic growth of the state.
He started many projects in which most can be considered done. He’s always been controversial which makes him really famous nationwide. He is loved many citizens of his state.
2. Akinwunmi Ambode – Lagos State
Won CGPI governor of the year award earlier this year with awesome ratings. Ambode assumed office not long ago but the governor has done much in a litlle time.
The governor proved critics wrong at the moment he is still rated at the top of the perfrtoming governors in Nigeria.
Being the governor of Lagos state makes you famous nationwide even though he’s not been a governor for long it is obvious he well known by many Nigerians, and when it comes to popularity the Lagosians are starting to show support for the governor. He is no.2 on this list.
1. Ayodele Fayose – Ekiti State
Man of the people, Lover of all Nigerians, governor Peter Ayodele Fayose is the executive governor of Ekiti State. He was governor from 29 May 2003 to 16 October 2006.
He is nicknamed by many Nigerians as the; “People’s Governor” which is true in all ramifications.
It is obvious the governor is at the top of the list of the most controversial politicians in Nigeria even though they are for mostly for the right reasons, and obviously he is the most famous governor in Nigeria, that just doesn’t make him no.1 on this list but his popularity in the southwest and nationwide, the governor is truely loved by many Nigerians because of the relationship he keeps with the masses even though he is quite disliked by few too but many of his actions in 2016 has made him the people’s favorite.
Governor Fayose is aman who speaks his mind and make headlines all the time in the media for his love of Nigeria.
He is been concluded the most popular governor in Nigeria 2016.
source: T.I.N Magazine