Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Monday, April 13, 2015

It's not just Lagos

The APC was also successful in governors' races across the country.

President-elect's party dominates regional election in Nigeria
The party of Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has won governorship elections in a majority of Nigeria's 36 states, building its strength nationwide after a historic presidential win, official results Monday showed.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) took control of at least 19 governor's seats…

President Goodluck Jonathan's People's Democratic Party (PDP) had controlled the federal and most state governments since the end of military rule in 1999 but suffered major losses during Nigeria's gripping 2015 election cycle.

Jonathan's PDP lost governorship seats it had controlled in the northern states of Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi and Adamawa, the latter having been hit particularly hard by armed group Boko Haram.

According to official results released so far, the only state the PDP wrestled away from Buhari's APC was the southern, oil-producing hub of Rivers.

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