Obi most qualified to lead Nigeria – Afe Babalola

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Founder and Chancellor of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), has said that the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, is the most qualified person to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said the only people opposed to Obi are those who participated in plunging the country into the state of underdevelopment it is at present.

“Unless you are part of the old system that has brought us to where we are, there is no way you will oppose a young man like Mr Peter Obi, an untainted, young, educated man with ideas from being the president of Nigeria,” he said.

Babalola, who will mark 60 years of his call to the Bar as a lawyer this year, said he and Obi share a common passion in their love for quality education.

“We have a common ground: that he will give education a rightful place in his administration. Unlike all of you, I never had a conventional education, I never went to secondary school or university, but due to determination and courage, I endured. I studied privately through correspondence, obtained my A Level by correspondence, and passed the entrance into university by correspondence.

“But without education, I would not be where I am today, and that is why by God’s grace, I am what I am today after a successful practice. I will celebrate 60 years of my call to Bar this year, and by the grace of God, peter obi will be there, and he is the most qualified to lead this country”.