You have probably been living under the rocks if you do not know that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has parted ways with President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Atiku Abubakar has said one of the reasons he parted ways with his former party, the APC, was the inability of President Muhammadu Buhari to address the negative manner in which the party was being run.

Abubakar stated this on Saturday in an interview with BBC Hausa's 'Good Morning' programme.

"After 2015 general election, I met the president. I told him the activities of the party have been crippled and there is a need for restructure. 

"Also I advised the president on issues concerning his administration. I said to him, if things continued like this, I will quit but Buhari turned deaf ears and remained mum,” he said.

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When asked how he would battle corruption if elected in 2019, the presidential candidate said: “If Nigerians can recall, we initiated the Economic and Financial (Crimes) Commission (EFCC). I’m the person that sourced for the takeoff funds for the EFCC.

“In this administration (Buhari’s), there are people that are untouchable, they are doing things that are not in order but they are being shielded by the government.

"If elected Nigeria’s president, my administration will not spare any personality. When I was in (at) the helm (of affairs), none of my relatives or friends were found wanting.”