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Akoko-Edo Local Government Chairmanship Position From 1979 – 2016

chairmanship position in Akoko-edo

Akoko-Edo, one of the oldest local government in Nigeria, is among the six local government areas in Afemailand (Edo North). It covers a land mass measuring about 1,371 km2 with a population of 262,100 as at 2006 census. The local government is made up of about 43 towns and Villages.

An elementary study of Akoko-Edo political structure will shows that it is made up of ten (10) political wards, two State House of Assembly constituencies and a Federal Constituency with one seat in the House of Representatives at the National Assembly.

The two constituencies (representatives/seats) of the Local Government Area at the Edo State House of Assembly since 1999 are:

  • Constituency 1 which is made up of 5 political wards. They are wards 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. The Headquarters of these wards are Lampese, Ibilio, Dagbala, Okpe and Ayegunle respectively.
  • Constituency 2 which also is made up of 5 political wards. They are wards 1, 2, 8, 9 and 10. The headquarters of these wards are Ugbogbo-lgarra, Ufa-Igarra, Enwan, Ekpedo and Ososo respectively.

Between 1979 and 2016, Akoko-Edo Local Government Area have had Seventeen (17)  Council Chairmen (both Executive and Acting). They are shown in the table below

CHAIRMANSHIP POSITIONS HELD IN AKOKO-EDO FROM 1979 TO 2016
S/N NAME OF CHAIRMAN TENURE DURATION VILLAGE/TOWN CONSTITUENCY PARTY
1 CHIEF J.B MAYAKI 1979-1983 4 YEARS OKPE 1 UPN
2 CHIEF AYO ATARI OCT 1983 – DEC 1983 3 MONTHS UFA/IGARRA 2 NPN
3 MR. OLU OLODA 1984-1986 2 YEARS IKAKUMO 1 ZERO PARTY
4 CHIEF FRANCIS BOKESHEMI 1990-1993 3 YEARS UTUA/IGARRA 2 NRC
5 CHIEF GABRIEL QTARU 1994-1995 1 YEARS 0S0S0 2 TRANSITION
6 MR. J. B. AGBOGUN 1996-1997 1 YEARS MAKEKE 1 ZERO PARTY
7 BARR. B. A. AJIBODE 1997 – 1998 1 YEARS UGBOSHI-AFE 1 UNCP
8 HON. AUGUSTINE AMUNE 1999 – 2002 3 YEARS UGBOGBO/IGARRA 2 APP
9 HON. J. A. AGBI 2002 – 2003 1½ YEARS UGBOSHI-ILE 1 TRANSITION
10 CHIEF EMASEALU JAN 2003 – JAN 2004 6 MONTHS ERHURUN 2 PDP
11 CHIEF EMASEALU 2004 – 2007 3 YEARS ERHURUN 2 PDP
12 CHIEF S.l DANIEL 2007 – 2007 3 MONTHS IKIRAN-ILE 1 CARETAKER
13 CHIEF EMASEALU 2007 – 2010 2 YEARS ERHURUN 2 PDP
14 BARR. AKIN. AGBAJE FEB 2010 – OCT 2010 9 MONTHS IBILLO 1 ACN
15 HON. PETER OLOGUN NOV 2010 – MAY 2011 6 MONTHS EKPE 1 ACN
16 RT. HON ANSLEM AGBABI MAY 2011 – OCT 2012 l/2 YEARS LAMPESE 1 ACN
17 HON. JOSEPH AKEREJOLA 2013 – 2016 3 YEARS IBILLO 1 APC

Source: https://www.igarra.ng

One Response to Akoko-Edo Local Government Chairmanship Position From 1979 – 2016

  1. Janet says:

    Thank you for this post. Very informative

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