On Tuesday, the Nigerian political space experienced arguably its biggest ever political shift since Independence and most definitely since democracy returned to the country in 1999.
Following some irreconcilable differences, governors in the new PDP faction of the ruling party decided to pack their bags and move to the rival All Progressives Congress (APC).
There are still a lot of unknowns in the equation especially as regards the standing of the Jigawa governor, Sule Lamido. The Niger governor, Babangida Aliyu, has also decided not to move with the other governors to the APC.
However Governors Amaechi of Rivers, Kwankwaso of Kano, Ahmed of Kwara, and Nyako of Adamawa have confirmed their “porting” to the APC.
BudgIT has prepared this map based on what we know at the moment. It shows the balance between the two main parties who now have 17 governors apiece and the spread of the parties.
The only certain conclusion is that the next general election season just got very exciting.