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Infighting Rocks Ruling Party in Nigeria’s Oil-Rich States

Nigeria’s ruling party has long enjoyed strong support from states in the country’s oil-producing south. But disputes among ruling party members may hurt its chances in next month’s elections. The ruling Peoples Democratic Party is a force to be reckoned with in the Niger Delta region. President Goodluck Jonathan won more than 90 percent of the vote in the 2011 presidential election in states like Rivers, Delta, Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom. But in some states in the Niger River Delta,...

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