Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Aare Afe Babalola has said that Nigeria might disintegrate if the 2023 general elections is conducted with the present 1999 Constitution.
The founder, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti who spoke on Tuesday January 4, during a ceremony to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the establishment of ABUAD, said there’s need for the National Assembly to pass a resolution adopting the 1960 Constitution before the next general elections.
Babalola also spoke against recycling old leaders as they will ‘ruin’ Nigeria using the present constitution. The educationist noted that the nation has been facing a series of challenges created by the 1999 constitution imposed on the people by the military
“I am happy that I conceived this university 12 years ago and since then, we have been going from strength to strength, making exploits in all our endeavours. Our vision is to make this place a great institution in university education in the country through teaching, research and community service.
“We must avoid recycling the old failed leaders in the governance of this country. Any mistake of electing a new set of leaders under the present constitution will ruin Nigeria completely.
“The simple way out is for the National Assembly to pass a resolution adopting the 1960/1963 Constitution with necessary amendments such as having in place six regions and a one-house parliament.”
He also claimed that a herbal drug produced by the instutution’s researchers, healed 19 COVID-19 patients.
“I can confirm to you today that our herbal drug produced through extensive research by our team of researchers has healed about 19 patients, who were infected with COVID-19. They were healed perfectly in less than five days of use. That tells you the level of our research in ABUAD.”
The senior lawyer also faulted the National Assembly over increasing creation of universities across the country, saying the development had usurped the power of the National Universities Commission as prescribed by law on the establishment of the institutions.
He claimed that this will have an adverse effects on the nation’s education sector, and further called on the Ministry of Education and the NUC “to exercise their powers to checkmate this in the interest of quality education in the country.”
“Every attempt must be made by all stakeholders to put a lid on the establishment of political universities that hardly survive those who put them in place after they are out of power, otherwise there will be a crash in the quality of private universities.”