Swing in Election Results for Nigerian Governor

Results in Nigeria's governorship vote saw a swing toward president-elect Muhammadu Buhari's All Progressives Congress (APC) party on Monday, two weeks after it made history by unseating the incumbent in a presidential poll.
Eight states have so far abandoned the People's Democratic Party's of defeated president Goodluck Jonathan in favor of the APC -- which now has a total of 20 states, more than half of the territories up for grabs against the PDP's 13.
The results completed an unprecedented shift in Nigerian politics, away from the PDP which has dominated since the end of military rule in 1999. These elections mark the first time since independence from Britain five decades ago that a ruling party has been forced out by the ballot box.



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