Nigeria: a split in the ruling All Progressives Congress

Summary: While a split within the ruling All Progressives Congress doesn’t meaningfully lower the chances of a President Muhammadu Buhari reelection in February 2019, the move further complicates parliamentary efforts to pass significant legislation. The Petroleum Industry Bill, even in disassembled parts, is not likely to pass before the 2019 elections. Summary Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) saw a dissenting group break off July 5 to form a new party called the Reformed-All Progressives Congress (R-APC). Led by Buba Galadima, the new party cited a failure by the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to deliver good governance. The new party, as …

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