Best spender to win, not best candidate – Afe Babalola

Best spender to win, not best candidate – Afe Babalola
Afe Babalola


Leading legal figure Afe Babalola has said that the next presidential election in Nigeria scheduled for February 25 will be won by the person who spends the most, not the brightest candidate. among the candidates.

Babalola said so during a press conference at Ado Ekiti on Thursday.

He has expressed fear that the 2023 general election will be held under the 1999 constitution against his will, saying the poll will only repeat those who have put Nigeria in bad shape.

He said: ‘Not everyone who can make a difference will win this election, I repeat, not the one who has it all – age, health, education and patriotism, will win; I can bet that the winner of this election will be the one making the money in this country.

“The one with the money, wins,” the legal symbol added. According to Babalola, Labor party’s recent endorsement of Peter Obi by former President Olusegun Obasanjo overlooked the role of pocket money in the election.

Only a new constitution with strict conditions for political candidates can save Nigeria from total collapse.

Babalola added: “A man who wants to rule the whole country or any part of the country must be screened.

Has he ever worked, what job did he do, did he eat? steal there, has he ever worked, what kind of work?” What job did he do, did he steal there, was he a good manager, did he pay taxes regularly, what did he contribute to society?

“You can’t just walk out and be president, be governor, be a member of the house; they are trading businessmen.

“I still stand by my proposal that any election conducted under the current 1999 Constitution cannot and will not produce new leaders with new ideas, but any election any proceeding under the 1999 Constitution will only lead to the recycling of those who have driven Nigeria into poverty and unemployment. , poor education and insecurity,” he said.

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