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Buhari's Feuding Party Threatens Re-Election Bid in Nigeria

  • APC holds national convention on June 23 to elect officials
  • Buhari at odds with Senate leader and other key party figures
Muhammadu Buhari
Muhammadu BuhariPhotographer:Pool/Bloomberg
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Widening splits in Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s ruling All Progressives Congress are jeopardizing his bid for re-election next year.

As the APC holds its national convention to elect party executives on Saturday, it’s threatened by defections as well as infighting between the presidency and its top lawmakers: Senate President Bukola Saraki and House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara. They joined a coalition that helped Buhari, 75, become the first opposition leader in Nigeria’s history to win executive power through the ballot box.