Former President Olusegun Obasanjo,has said late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua was the best among those who intended succeeding him.
The former president asked those who felt he exercised poor judgment in choice of his successor to “wait for their time” and see if they would be able to perform better. He said he could stand “before God and man” to show that he did his best for Nigeria.
He spoke on Wednesday during an interview with Channels Television at his residence in Abeokuta, capital of Ogun state.
He said: “With all the people that are available, for successor, what we came up with was about the best that, at that time we could think of.
“Even if you take your son as your successor, you are not sure of what he will do when he gets there. Don’t ever kid yourself.
“What do I know about any successor? What he presents. When he gets there he presents it differently.
“We did our best, but if you say our best is not good enough, I will say, when it comes to your turn, do better.
Obasanjo said he had to turn down “a very corrupt person” who approached him for the job.
“Is it the one that we know are corrupt that we will now go and take? No,” he said.
“If I give the job to the corrupt, will I be able to defend myself before God and man?” Some of those who wanted to succeed him include his vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, Mohamed Marwa, Peter Odili.