Ayodele Fayose, a former Governor of Ekiti State, has resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Fayose, who announced his resignation from PDP on Wednesday, said he was also leaving partisan politics.
His party, the PDP, lost the presidential election to the All Progressives Congress on Saturday’s election.
Announcing his resignation, Fayose said: “From today, I stay off PDP.”
“I say it here from today, I step aside because I must be talking like a leader in this country.
“I had issued on my Twitter handle even in the month of January or December, I warned the PDP about this problem. That if not resolved, will consume this party, I told them there is danger ahead. Watch it.
“I was invited by His Excellency Atiku Abubakar to a hotel in Lagos. I told him four things, that there were four demands they made of you.
“One, you are 76 year old as of last year. The G-5 said, you are already a candidate, you can’t abort a child that has been given birth to.
“But let us go back and tell the Southerners that you will spend four years so that it would not look like it will be eight to eight years back to back for the North because Buhari is leaving and he is representing the North irrespective of the party.
“They told his excellency to make his official announcement, not that he should hand it over to any member of the G-5. That you are going to spend four years and at that time you will be 80 years, all the people surrounding him disagree, that they can’t say such, when he becomes President he will say it. Who does that,’ he asked.
Fayose also accused the National Chairman of the party, Iyiorcha Ayu, for the failure of the party at the poll.
“This Ayu was the one who led Atiku to the gutters. They took him to the gutters.
“At 80, what does he want to do after,” Fayose asked rhetorically.