List of governors of Bayelsa State

This is a list of administrators and governors of Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Bayelsa State was formed in 1996 from part of Rivers State.

Name Title Took office Left office Party Notes
Phillip Ayeni Administrator 7 October 1996 28 February 1997 Military
Habu Daura Administrator 28 February 1997 27 June 1997 Military
Omoniyi Caleb Olubolade Administrator 27 June 1997 9 July 1998 Military
Paul Obi Administrator 9 July 1998 29 May 1999 Military
Diepreye Alamieyeseigha Governor 29 May 1999 9 December 2005 PDP
Goodluck Jonathan Governor 9 December 2005 29 May 2007 PDP
Timipre Sylva Governor 29 May 2007 16 April 2008 PDP
Werinipre Seibarugo Acting Governor 16 April 2008 27 May 2008 Acting governor after Timipre Sylva's election was nullified.
Timipre Sylva Governor 27 May 2008 27 January 2012 PDP Re-elected
Nestor Binabo Acting Governor 27 January 2012 14 February 2012 Acting governor after Timipre Sylva's tenure was terminated by the Supreme Court.
Henry Dickson Governor 14 February 2012 14 February 2020 PDP
Duoye Diri Governor 14 February 2020 Incumbent PDP Affirmed Governor-Elect by Supreme Court after he lost the election


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