Nigeria, Feb. 1 -- In this interview he granted the BBC Hausa service as monitored by PREMIUM TIMES, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, explains why he has been seeking to be the president of Nigeria. He also speaks on his relationship with his main rival, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, his take on the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC and other issues.

Mohammed Babangida translated the interview.


Question: You've been contesting for this seat (president). Why do you want to be the president of Nigeria?

Atiku: My ambition is to ensure I use the experience I have in public service and politics to help in the development of th...