Nigeria: Opposition makes gains in regional polls
April 13 , 2015
Nigeria’s opposition has made further electoral gains in the regional polls.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) won governorships in Katsina and Kaduna states in the north and retained the key Lagos governorship.
The final results for 36 state assemblies and 29 governorships are yet to be declared.
The country’s governors have wide-ranging powers and control large budgets.
The regional polls come after opposition leader and former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari defeated Goodluck Jonathan, the incumbent president.