November 24, 2017 / 1:46 PM / a year ago

Nigeria ex-vice president prepared to run for presidency in 2019

FILE PHOTO: Nigeria's former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar speaks as he presents his manifesto at All Progressives Congress (APC) party convention in Lagos early December 11, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye/File Photo

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria’s former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is prepared to run for the presidency in 2019, his spokesman told Reuters on Friday.

The former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari quit the ruling party earlier on Friday, saying it had “failed.”

Reporting by Felix Onuah; Writing by Paul Carsten; Editing by Peter Graff

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