Of Noah EbijeKaduna

A head of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Muhammad Alhaji Yakubu has largely descended in the Founder and Rector of the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN) for saying that the one who spends the most, but not the best candidate, will win the next presidential elections.

Babalola was also quoted as saying that the Labor Party (LP) presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, is the most qualified person to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.

However, in a statement on Friday, the head of the ACF, who is also the convener, Atiku/Okowa 2023 Patriots, said the statement was an insult to Nigerians.

“I expected Babalola as a respected citizen and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) to know that Nigeria is not for sale. I strongly disagree with him that the top spender will win the February 2023 presidential election.

“And with this kind of comment, the respected Owner of the University is encouraging the politics of money that the electoral law disapproves of.

“You must not forget that with all the federal power and resources at the disposal of former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015, Almighty God then decided to empower the opposition.

I am very sure that with the storm of APC defections left, right and center to the PDP and the monumental failure of the ruling party on all fronts, Atiku is costing home victory by God’s will.”