Obasanjo asks Yardy to resign
Speaking at a public lecture in Abuja, former Nigerian president Olesugun Obasanjo suggested that current president Umaru Yar'Adua may need to resign from office. Obasanjo, who himself chose Yar'Adua as a candidate to succeed him, still wields considerable power within the corrupt and bickering government.
According to the story in Sahara Reporters, Obasanjo's comment was delivered in response a member of the audience who accused him of being responsible for the present constitutional crisis by choosing a sick man to succeed him as president. “What I need to say is that nobody picked Yar’Adua so that he will not perform,” Obasanjo replied. “If I did that, God will punish me. There is no reason why I should do that.”