This Day (Lagos)

10 November 2009

Nigeria: Sixteen Years After - Where Are Babangida's Civilian Governors?

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He died on Wednesday June 17, 2009 barely four months to his 70th birth day, having been born on October 5, 1939. The late Obong Isemin was a 1963 Economics graduate from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife

Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife was the governor of Anambra State under the umbrella of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) between 2nd January, 1992 to 17th November 1993 . After leaving office, Ezeife who is reputed to be a social democrat with deep interest in radical and intellectual politics, became the presidential Adviser on Political Matters to former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Dr. Ezeife was born at Igbo-Ukwu, South-East Nigeria, on 20th November, 1939. He had his primary education in his home-town. He did not go to secondary school, yet through correspondence courses entered into the university, the same year with his age group.

A holder of BSc Hons (Economics) London, through the University College Ibadan. Dr. Ezeife completed his formal education at Harvard University with masters and PhD degrees in 1972.

Alhaji Dahiru Mohammed

Alhaji Dahiru Mohammed was Bauchi State's eighth Chief Executive. He was elected governor in 1991 on the platform of the National Republican Convention (NRC). His tenure was cut short by the re-emergence of the military in the political landscape of Nigeria in 1993.

Rev. Fr. Moses Adasu

Rev. Moses Orshio Adasu was born on June 12, 1945 at Mbaamena, near Awajir in Shangev-Tiev District of Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State.

In 1955, he served as Govenor of Benue State from January 1992 to November 1993 on the platform of NRC . Born on June 12, 1945, he had been a Catholic priest, administrator, university lecturer, author and politician. The Catholic Church ordained him a priest on December 19, 1971

Adasu who died recently, was also a custodian of the Tarka legacy. When the military overthrew the civilian government in 1993, he retired into private life. He died at the Eko Hospital in Lagos on November 20, 2005.

Abba Gana Terab

Former governor of Borno State, Abba Gana Terab, was elected into office in January 1992 and served till November 1993 when the military sacked the civilian regime headed by Shonekan. He later became the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) Chairman in Borno state.

Clement David Ebri

Mr Clement David Ebri was the civilian governor of Cross River between January 1992 and November 1993 under the NRC. Ebri was little known in political circles in Cross Rivers State until he got elected into the 1989 Constituent Assembly. Before then he was at one time, the Editor of the Nigerian Chronicle and the Director of the now distressed Mercantile Bank of Nigeria.

Ebri later became the National Chairman of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA). He made an attempt to return to the office when he contested the state gubernatorial primaries of the PDP. When President Olusegun Obasanjo constituted the Presidential Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution, Ebri got nominated as a member of the committee by the PDP.

Olorogun Felix Ibru

Olorogun Felix Ibru was the civilian governor of Delta State between 1992 and 1993 on the platform of SDP. After his tenure as governor, he contested the senatorial election and was elected into the senate between 1999 and 1993. He is currently the President General of Urhobo Progressive Union(UPU).

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