I Never Wanted A Corrupt Politician To Succeed Me- Obasanjo



Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday labelled some PDP politicians battling to succeed him during the 2007 Presidential election as very corrupt saying that late President Yar Adua fit the bill hence, he settled for him as his successor.

He was speaking at an exclusive interview he granted to a television station.

“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.

“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,” he said.

The former President further stressed that he could not have selected someone he knew was corrupt for the position of a President.

“Is it the one that we know are corrupt that we will now go and take? No!

“If I give the job to the corrupt, will I be able to defend myself before God and man?” he questioned.



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