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Nigeria's President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari casting his vote for the Governorship and House of Assembly election in Daura, Katsina State, on April 11, 2015 (AFP Photo/Sunday Aghaeze)

Nigeria's incoming ruling party APC makes gains in state governorship elections

Nigeria’s All Progressives Congress on Sunday made key gains in regional elections and kept power in the economic capital Lagos, strengthening its position nationwide after a historic win in the presidential vote last month.

Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor-Elect, Lagos State, Nigeria

Nigeria's APC candidate Akinwunmi Ambode wins Lagos state governorship

Nigeria‘s All Progressives Congress (APC), the party of President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari, retained the Lagos state governorship on Sunday after its candidate Akinwunmi Ambode won 811,547 votes.

APC's Governorship Candidate for Taraba state and Taraba Senator Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan: Could she become Nigeria's first elected female governor?

Results expected in Nigeria's governorship elections

Results were expected to be announced from Sunday in Nigeria‘s state governorship and local assembly polls, after voting wrapped up across the country. A total of 29 governorship and deputy governorship positions from Nigeria’s 36 states are up for grabs and seats in all of the states’ legislatures.

The main candidates for Lagos State Governor: Jimi Agbaje (Left), People's Democratic Party (PDP), and Akinwunmi Ambode, All Progressives Congress (APC)

Nigeria's ruling PDP faces state governors test after president ousted

Nigeria’s Peoples Democratic Party is seeking to win at gubernatorial elections after it lost its grip on national power in Africa’s biggest oil producer when President Goodluck Jonathan was defeated in a vote last month.