Nigerian governor elections see swing to president-elect's party

April 13, 2015 1:12 PM

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Nigerian governor elections see swing to president-elect's party

LAGOS (Reuters) - 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 (PDP) 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.

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