After the 2019 gubernatorial elections, there has been a monumental shift in the political structure of many states of the federation, majorly because many elected new governors, while some re-elected former governors for a second term.
The newly elected governors as well as the re-elected ones were sworn in on Wednesday the 29 of May.
Here is a list of the governors sworn in as well as those that were not for a common reason.
Out of the 29 new governors sworn in,15 are from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) while 14 are from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
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Four years ago, the table was the other way round; the statistics then were in favour of the APC which swept 20 states into its fold while the PDP’s umbrella was only able to accommodate nine states.
The internal crisis that rocked the APC could be said to be one of the major causes of the turnaround. In the buildup to the elections, the party was unable to unite its members in the various states, causing the ruling party strongholds like Zamfara and Imo.
Although some states initially under the PDP such as Kwara and Gombe fell to the APC, the main opposition party was able to win over a good number of “progressives” states.
However seven states had no governors sworn in because they still had governors serving their constitutional terms. These states are not having new governors because their elections at different times were affected by court judgements which resulted in change in government.
Theseven states includes: