Nigeria 1999 amended Constitution did not restrict former governors from challenging to be representatives or senators. This absence of no regulation appears to have set off the majority of them to have seen the Senate House as home of retirement after eight[8] years as governors.

The National Rural Telecommunications Cooperatives, NRTC figured out that as of now, fourteen[14] past governors  are at present serving in the ninth National Assembly which will end on June 11, 2023. 

Research further uncovered that a large number of them who couldn’t get returning tickets in their parties surrendered to different parties to secure the bringing ticket back.

Following the conclusion of the primary of political parties, NRTC figured out that the all out number of various governors  returning as senators in the tenth  Assembly is twenty-eight[28] with the senate house comprising 109 individuals.

If they would act as legislator in the 10th Assembly.

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These are governors that may likely become senators in 2023.

1 Adams Oshiomhole

Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole was the previous National chairman  of the All Progressives Congress(APC) and a two-time Governor of Edo State.

He was suspended from APC in 2019 and won as the party flag bearer for the Edo North senatorial candidate, in Edo State.

If chosen he will serve his initial term in the 10th Assembly.

2. Dave Umahi

Dave Umahi began his political life as the acting Chairman of the Ebonyi State People’s Democratic Party(PDP) and rose to become the chairman in 2009.

In 2011, he turned into the Deputy Governor, and later Executive Governor.

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The Governor who will finish his second term in office in 2023, was one of the three People People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Governors that left the party for the ruling party between late November 2020 and June 2021.

He challenged for the presidential primary of the party and lost to Bola Tinubu while his more youthful sibling, Austin Umahi, won the Ebonyi South senatorial primary of the party in May.

Umahi became APC Ebonyi South senatorial candidate for the 2023 presidential race after his more youthful sibling ventured down for him prompting a rerun primary.

3.Aminu Tambuwal

Aminu Waziri Tambuwal who will end his second term as Sokoto State Governor in 2023 was an individual from People’s Democratic Party(PDP).

He had filled in as the 10th Speaker of the House of Representatives and began his political career in 1999 will contest as the senatorial candidate of the People’s  Democratic Party (PDP) for Sokoto South.

Tambuwal had addressed the Tambuwal/Kebbe government electorate in the House of Representatives for three terms. If elected, it will be his first time in the office.

4. Darius Ishaku

Darius Dickson Ishaku, the incumbent Taraba State Governor won as a consensus candidate  for Taraba South under the umbrella of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 general election.

Ishaku was previously administering Minister for Power, overseeing Minister for Environment and Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs.

If emerged, he will act as a senator  Initially in the tenth Assembly.

5.Samuel Ortom

Samuel Ioraer Ortom  began his political career as Chairman of Guma Local Government Area in the party of the Social Democratic Party  (SDP) in 1991, additionally filled in as Minister of state trade and investment under previous president Goodluck Jonathan.

Ortom whose subsequent term will slip by as Benue State Governor in 2023 will contest as a senator for Benue South West APC.

If emerged, it will be his first time in office.

6.Okezie Ikpeazu

Okezie Victor Impeazu whose second term in office as Governor of Abia State will end in 2023 began his political career as Chairman Transition Committee (TC) for Obingwa Local Government Area  as well as Special Adviser to the Governor of Abia State.

Ikpeazu who contested as People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Abia South will fight against his previous partner and a previous Minority Leader of the Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe of All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA) for the same district.

7.Alhaji Sani Bello

Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello whose second term as Executive Governor of Niger State will end in 2023 is contesting for the Niger North Senatorial District under the umbrella of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

8.Ibrahim Dankwambo

Ibrahim Danwkambo, a two-term previous Executive Governor of Gombe State is contesting for Gombe North Senatorial District under People’s Democratic Party(PDP) in the 2023 General election.

The previous Governor who had  filled in as the Accountant- General of the Federation as well as Board of the Central Bank of Nigeria will act as a senator without precedent for the tenth Assembly.

9.Adulaziz Yari

Alhaji Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari, the recent past Governor of Zamfara State, who served between 2011 and 2019 under All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP), and thus, All Progressives Congress is contesting for Zamfara West Senatorial District under APC.

Yari, whose Senatorial election triumph was invalidated in 2019 by the Supreme Court, on the ground that they [the candidates] were not legitimately named through party primaries, turned out to be politically active in 1999.

10.Simon Lalong

Simon Lalong who arose as the fifth Executive Governor of Plateau State in 2015, will end his second term in office in 2023.

Lalong who was elected as Plateau State Director-general of the APC Presidential Campaign for 2023 overall political decision will contest for the Plateau South senatorial seat in 2023.

Lalong had recently served as a Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly under the umbrella of PDP before decamping to the party for APC.

11.Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Lawrence Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi whose second term as the Executive Governor  of Enugu State will end in 2023 is contesting for People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Senatorial Candidate for Enugu North Senatorial District.

Ugwuanyi had filled in as a member from the House of Representatives for the Republic of Nigeria for 12 years.

12.Aliyu Wammako

Aliyu Wammako began his political excursion as named Director of the Sokoto Nearby Government Region from 1986 to 1987. He was likewise a two-term Delegate Lead representative.

Wamako, a two-term Legislative leader of Sokoto State under the foundation of the People’s Democratic Party  (PDP) is challenging as a congressperson to address Sokoto North Senatorial Region under APC.

It will be Wammako’s initial term as a representative whenever chose.

13.Gbenga Daniel

Gbenga Daniel, a two-term Ogun State Governor will contest as Ogun East senatorial candidate in the coming general election.

The 66-year-old will contest  All Ever-evolving Congress(APC) — whenever arose, it will be his initial term as a congressperson.

14.Ibrahim Gaidam

Ibrahim Gaidam,mmmm mi serving Governor of Yobe State who served for quite some time, is the Representative of Yobe East Senatorial Region, Nigeria since June 2019.

Gaidam won the returned ticket of the All Progressives Congress(APC), unopposed for the Yobe East Senatorial Region in the coming general election and whenever chose, he will serve a subsequent term.

15.Seriake Dickson

Seriake Dickson who started his political vocation as an individual from the Union for A majority rules system (Nigeria), was chosen as the Bayelsa State section executive of the party from 1998 to 2000.

Dickson rose to turn into an individual from the Place of Delegates from 2007 until 2012 preceding becoming Lead representative on 14 February 2012 to 14 February 2020.

He is the officeholder Congressperson addressing Bayelsa – West in the ninth Public Get together and will be returning under the primary resistance People groups Progressive faction (PDP).

16.Saminu Turaki

Saminu Turaki was a two-term governor  of Jigawa State. He was the Jigawa state leader of the Social Democratic Party  (SDP) and United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP).

He was one term representative addressing Jigawa North-West Senatorial Area and as of now running for the second term under the PDP in the 2023 general election.

17.Gabriel Suswan

Gabriel Torwua Suswam’s political career began in the 1999 political decision when he ran and won the Place of Agents for the Katsina-Ala/Ukum/Logo Government Voting public, under People’s Democratic Party  (PDP) stage.

Suswam was a two-term Governor of Benue State and the ongoing Representative addressing Benue North East Senatorial Locale.

If he is chosen in the coming election he will serve his second term as governor  addressing Benue North East Senatorial Region.

18. Ibrahim Shekarau

Ibrahim Shekarau was a two-term Legislative leader of Kano State and a previous Nigerian priest of instruction. He tried to turn into Nigeria’s Leader under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party  in the 2011 general election.

Shekarau a previous Congressperson, reappeared as the New Nigeria People groups Party (NNPP’s) possibility for the Kano Focal Senatorial Region at the 2023 general election 

19. Adamu Aliero

Adamu Aliero filled in as Legislative leader of Kebbi State from 1999-2007 and Clergyman of the Government Capital Region from 2008-2010.

Boluwatife Adedokun is a passionate journalist, who writes to ameliorate societal ills. As a young journalist, she aims to have a society devoid of corruptions by righting the wrongs with the power of pen. Her enthusiasm towards speaking for the masses has engendered her publication in different national dailies and she wish to be more impactful through her stories.

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