The March 18 governorship election has come and gone, leaving a remarkable footprint in Nigeria’s political space.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) remains the ruling party, while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) remains the country’s leading opposition party…..CONTINUE READING
Before the election, the APC controlled 21 states, while the PDP had 14 states, and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) had one state.
Latest about the PDP, APC, NNPP, Labour Party, 2023 election
However, the March 18 governorship election changed the country’s political landscape as both the APC and the PDP lost their grip of at least one state each to emerging opposition.
The emergence of the Labour Party and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) saw the new political parties trapping one state each from the ruling APC and the PDP in southern and northern Nigeria.
StatiSense shared the statistics on Twitter.
Below is the list of states controlled by the APC
- Cross River
List of states controlled by the PDP
- Akwa Ibom
Other states controlled by the Labour Party, NNPP and APGA are Abia, Kano and Anambra.
However, some state governorship election results are likely to be contested at a tribunal, such as the case of Ogun and Enugu.
Presidency: Buhari and other presidential candidates who have wept on national TV
Earlier reported that politics in Nigeria always take different dimensions during every election period as political actors devise various means to persuade the electorate to vote for them.
One of the growing trends in the country’s politics is the emotional displays by candidates, a scene that started after the 2011 election with President Buhari.
The retired general wept in 2012 following his defeat at the supreme court and promised not to contest anymore but returned to become Nigeria’s president in 2015…..CONTINUE READING