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2023 Elections: Full List of 24 Female Governorship Candidates



The Saturday, March 18, 2023, governorship election will be held in 28 states nationwide.

However, 24 females are among the contestants presented by 18 political parties for the most powerful position in Nigerian states.

Below is the list of the 24 women contesting for the governorship seats in Nigeria;

Aishatu Dahiru – APC

Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed, also known as Binani, is a Nigerian senator of the All Progressives Congress “APC” representing Adamawa Central senatorial district in the 9th Assembly.

She was formerly a member of the House of Representatives representing Yola North/Yola South/Girei federal constituency as a member of the People’s Democratic Party in the 7th Assembly (2011–2015).

Binani is the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress.

Abia State

  • Gladys Johnson-Ogbuneke – SDP
  • Lancaster Okoro – PRP

Akwa Ibom

  • Ekanem Abasiekeme – AAP
  • Udoh Emem – SDP

Benue state

  • Roseline Chenge – ADP
  • Aondona Dabo-Adzuana – ZLP

Borno State

  • Abubakar Fatima – ADP

Cross River

  • Ibiang Marikana Stanley – ADP

Delta state

  • Onokiti Helen Agboola – Accord party
  • Cosmas Annabel – APP

Ebonyi State

  • Chinenye Igwe – APM

Enugu state

  • Ogochukwu Nweze – SDP

Jigawa state

  • Umar Binta Yahaya – AA

Kano state

  • Yakubu Furera Ahmad – Boot Party (BP)
  • Mahmud Aisha – NRM

Kwara state

  • Motunrayo Jaiyeola – APM

Lagos state

  • Funmilayo Kupoliyi – APM
  • Roseline Adeyemi – APP

Nasarawa state

  • Patricia Tsakpa – ADP

Niger state

  • Khadijah Abdullahi-Iya – APGA

Oyo state

  • Aduragbemi Euba – YPP

Rivers state

  • Beatrice Itubo – Labour Party (LP)

Zamfara state

  • Hadiza Usman – ZLP


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