Past Governors

This below is the list of administrators and governors of Ekiti State, which was created on October 1, 1996, carved out of the territory of Ondo State.


Name Title Tenure Party Notes
Lt. Col. Mohammed Bawa Administrator 7 October, 1996 – August, 1998 Under Military rule First administrator after State creation
Navy Captain Atanda Yusuf Administrator August, 1998 – 29 May, 1999 Under Military rule
Otunba Niyi Adebayo Executive Governor 29 May, 1999 – 29 May, 2003 Alliance for Democracy (AD) First elected Civilian Governor of the State
Mr. Ayo Fayose Governor 29 May, 2003 – 19 October, 2006 Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Second elected Civilian Governor of the State. Fayose’s impeachment on October 16 by the State Assembly (and brief replacement by Speaker Aderemi) was declared illegal by Federal Government.
General Tunji Olurin (Rtd) Administrator 19 October, 2006 – 27 April, 2007 Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Appointed Administrator after declaration of state of emergency in the State.
Chief Tope Ademiluyi Acting Governor 27 April, 2007 – 29 May 2007 Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP)
Engr Segun Oni Governor 29 May, 2007-17 Feb, 2009 Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Oni was removed by Appeal Court (based on illegal returns of April 2007 elections), and a partial re-run was ordered.
Rt. Hon. Tunji Odeyemi Acting Governor 17 February, 2009 – 6 May, 2009 Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) He became Acting Governor when the Appeal Court, sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State nullified Segun Oni’s election and ordered a rerun poll in 10 out of the 16 Local Councils in the State.
Dr. John Kayode Fayemi Governor 16 Oct, 2010 – 16 Oct, 2014 All Progressive Congress (APC)
Mr. Ayodele Fayose Governor 16 Oct, 2014 – 16 Oct, 2018 Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP)

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