Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi is the most qualified candidate to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, according to the founder and chancellor of Afe Babalola University in Ado Ekiti, chief Afe Babalola (SAN).
Chief Afe Babalola claimed that only those responsible for the nation’s current state of underdevelopment are opposing the candidacy of Peter Obi.
This year, Babalola, a lawyer who has been admitted to the bar for 60 years, said he and Obi share a passion for high-quality education. Thus, he invited the LP presidential candidate to attend his 60th call to bar anniversary.
He said: “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.
“We have a common ground, and that common ground is 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 and obtained my A Level by correspondence, passing the entrance into university by correspondence.
“But without education, I would not be where I am today and that is why by the grace of God after a successful practice, I am what I am today. I will celebrate 60 years of my call to Bar this year and by the grace of god, peter obi will be there. He is the most qualified to lead this country”.