List of Governors of Kogi State

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This is a list of Kogi State administrators and governors. Kogi State was created on 27 August,1991 out of Benue State and Kwara State.

NameTitleTook OfficeLeft OfficePartyNotes
Danladi Mohammed Zakari Administrator28 August 1991January 1992(Military)
Abubakar Audu GovernorJanuary 1992November 1993 NRC The first democratically elected governor
Colonel Paul Omeruo Administrator9 December 199322 August 1996(Military)
Colonel Bzigu Afakirya Administrator22 August 1996August 1998(Military)
Augustine Aniebo AdministratorAugust 1998May 1999(Military)
Abubakar Audu Governor29 May 199929 May 2003 APP; ANPP Second democratically elected governor
Ibrahim Idris Governor29 May 20036 February 2008 PDP Third civilian governor
Clarence Olafemi Acting Governor6 February 200829 March 2008 PDP He assumed office after the removal of the governor, Ibrahim Idris and his deputy, Philip Salawu by Supreme Court. Clarence Olafemi was the speaker Kogi State Assembly.
Ibrahim Idris Governor29 March 2008January 2011 PDP
Idris Wada GovernorJanuary 2012January 2016 PDP 5th civilian governor
Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello (Incumbent)Governor27 January 2016February 2019 APC

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