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A Tale of Two Parties in Nigeria’s Elections

The past two years have seen unprecedented political upheaval in Nigeria. As the country readies for elections Saturday, the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is facing its first real challenge since coming to power at the end of military rule in 1999 in the form of Nigeria’s lead opposition party, the All Progressive’s Congress (APC). At least three regional Nigerian parties came together to form the mega-opposition party, the APC, in February 2013. It was a first for Nigeria, and...

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