• Nigerian legal icon Afe Babalola (SAN) predicted the winner of the upcoming 2023 presidential election
  • At a press conference in Ado Ekiti, the elderly statesman said the poll would be won by the one who spent the most, not the best among the candidates.
  • The statement by the respected founder of the Afe Babalola University is drawing mixed reactions from Nigerians.

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Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State – Elder statesman Afe Babalola (SAN) has sparked reactions from Nigerians after saying the upcoming 2023 presidential election will be won by the biggest spender and not the best among the candidates.

Babalola, a respected senior lawyer and founder of the Afe Babalolo University, had this to say at a press conference in Ado Ekiti.

The aging statesman and legal icon said the one who spends the most will win the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria. Photo credit: @Opetuyii
Source: Twitter

The elder statesman said the election will not produce a winner Nigeria really needs so long to be held under the 1999 constitution.

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He said:

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“It is not who can make a difference that will win this election, I repeat, it is not the person who has everything necessary: ​​age, health, education and patriotism, who will win the election; the winner of this election, I can bet, will be the person who has made money in this country.

“It is the person who has the money who will win,” highlighted the legal icon.

2023 Presidential Election: Nigerians React To Afe Babalola Statement

Kingsley Moghalu, @MoghaluKingsley, said:

“Oil dey dis old statesman head man. Nigeria’s political system today worships sucker’s feet. Period. Whether that will bring the salvation we long for is anyone’s guess. #NewConstitution”

big step by step @wolearoge tweeted:

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Afe Babalola said that “the one who spends the most will win the next elections”

“Those who share this point of view are those with whom I have a particular problem. You know that the biggest spender means more hardship for people and the best of your wisdom is: appreciate the fact and do nothing to prevent evil” .

Jeff Okoroafor, @JeffOkoroafor, said:

“Dear Afe Babalola, The top spender will not WIN this 2023 Presidential Election – Tinubu @officialABAT and Atiku will spend and spend and spend but in the end Peter Obi @PeterObi will come out victorious. Nigerians will make sure of this.”

Humblestar Medcin commented on Facebook:

“To your mind, thank God it’s not God. God is directly involved in this particular election. We will vote for that one person who has everything it takes to guide us at this critical time, but God will ultimately decide and once HE decides. Not the man created by HIM will oppose it.”

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Djal Idris Abodunrin said:

“They have weaponized hunger and are waiting for Election Day. Nigerians should shine their eyes.”

Akaninyene B. Domingo said:

“This is an INSULT to the good people of Nigeria. We are determined to change the narratives.”

Afe Babalola says Nigeria will collapse if 1999 constitution is used to hold 2023 elections

Earlier, legit.ng reported that Babalola said Nigeria would stop if it held the 2023 general election with the current 1999 Constitution.

The elderly statesman said it was urgent that the National Assembly pass a resolution adopting the 1960 Constitution before the next general election.

Source: Legit.ng