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Profile of Nigeria's new APC administration

Nigeria: Changing of the Guard - Africa Practice (Infographic & Report)

On 28 March 2015, 16 years of rule by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Nigeria came to an end as the All Progressives Congress (APC), a recently assembled opposition party, swept to victory in general elections, taking control of both the federal executive and the national legislature.

Campaigners for Goodluck Jonathan. Jonathan is Nigeria's President and the ruling PDP's presidential candidate. Credit: qz.com

Party Politics in Nigeria's Presidential Election

Nigeria is holding elections Saturday following two years of political unrest. Voters will elect both a president and parliament. The ruling People’s Democratic Party, or PDP, is facing its first real test since coming to power in 1999.