|[Published: Thursday July 05 2018]
Nigeria's ruling party splits
ABUJA 5 Jul (ANA) - Nigeria's governing APC party has split in two factions, a major threat to President Muhammadu Buhari’s bid for a second term in office with presidential and parliamentary elections less than a year away.
The APC came to power in 2015 and has been plagued with crisis for more than a year. The situation is exacerbated following the election of new national and local leaders as key party members alleged unfair treatment.
APC breakaway faction, Reformed APC, is led by Buba Galadima, a former ally of President Buhari.
Reformed APC is believed to have the backing of senior Nigerian politicians including the senate president, the speaker of the house of parliament and some state governors who accuse President Buhari’s government of incompetence.
President Buhari will be seeking re-election in February.(ANA)
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