In a series of surprising developments, newly elected governors in various Nigerian states have taken bold steps to challenge the legacies and policies of their predecessors. From Enugu to Benue, these political figures are leaving their mark, disrupting the status quo and raising eyebrows within their own parties.


Enugu Governor Peter Mbah Breaks the Mold


Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu has taken a unique approach since assuming office. While other governors are quick to undercut their predecessors, Mbah has chosen a different path. He refrains from reversing unpopular policies and has yet to appoint media aides, slowing down the executive arm of government. In a political landscape riddled with power struggles, Mbah’s stance is refreshing.


Abia’s Governor Alex Otti Shakes Things Up


Governor Alex Otti, who ended the PDP’s 24-year rule in Abia State, wasted no time in nullifying appointments and decisions made by his predecessor. Otti has promised a thorough review of recent appointments, union leadership, and more. The changes aim to reshape the state government’s structure and eliminate elements of favoritism.


Kano Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf’s Demolition Derby


Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has taken an unconventional approach in Kano by ordering the demolition of structures believed to have been built on public property. Despite potential legal challenges, Yusuf is determined to make his mark and assert his authority as the new man in Government House.


Governor Caleb Mutfwang’s Accountability Drive in Plateau


Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State has embarked on a mission to hold the immediate past administration accountable. He has suspended appointments made by the previous governor, citing abuses of public service rules and irregular employment practices. This move aims to restore transparency and integrity within the civil service.


Benue’s Governor Hyacinth Iormem Alia Takes on the Past


Governor Hyacinth Iormem Alia of Benue has nullified all civil service appointments made by the former governor, Samuel Ortom. With a focus on addressing recruitment irregularities and ensuring proper governance, Alia seeks to establish a strong foundation for his administration.


Governors’ Political Maneuvers Continue


From Rivers State to Niger State, the trend of new governors challenging their predecessors’ actions persists. Governor Siminalaye Fubara of Rivers State has revoked a major construction contract, signaling a deviation from the previous administration’s decisions. Meanwhile, Governor Mohammed Umar Bago of Niger State has halted mass recruitment and reversed property sales, prioritizing a balanced workforce and responsible development.


The Nigerian political landscape is witnessing unprecedented political drama as these governors assert their authority and reshape the legacies they have inherited. As the dust settles, the impact of these bold moves will become clear, shaping the future of governance in their respective states.