Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Lagos state election

APC victory in Lagos adds to the party's strength.

Buhari's Party Wins Lagos Vote, Shoring Up Nigeria Rule
The party of Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has retained the Lagos state governorship, the electoral commission said on Sunday, consolidating his administration's power by giving it control of the commercial capital…

Retaining Lagos is important for the APC as the city of 21 million people generates up to a third of Nigeria's GPD with an economy twice the size of Kenya’s.

Outgoing APC governor Babatunde Fashola is credited with transforming the metropolis with infrastructure projects, although he has also been criticized for slum clearances.

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