Nigerian ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar quits ruling party

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Posted: Nov 24, 2017 4:21 AM

(Reuters) - Nigerian former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, a leading ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, quit the ruling All Progressives Congress party on Friday, he said in a statement.

Abubakar said the ruling party had instituted "a regime of a draconian clampdown on all forms of democracy within the party and the government it's produced".

(Editing by Peter Graff)