Nigeria Elections 2011 : Major upsets at National Assembly polls
According to Next 234 after 12 years in charge of the center and most states, the People's Democratic Party faced the judgement of voters nationwide yesterday as millions of Nigerians flocked to the polls to deliver a verdict on the party that fancies itself as Africa's largest. From the farthest corners of the land and most of its metropolitan areas, at least 75 percent of registered voters - according to election officials - participated in this most sacred of democracy's rituals. For the ruling party, the initial omen was not good. By Saturday evening, results had started trickling in, portending a tricky time for the ruling party. The Congress for Progressive Change had a strong showing in the north while the Action Congress of Nigeria and All Progressive Grand Alliance were leading in parts of the southwest and the southeast.