Ganduje Says Forces Behind Naira Note Crisis Want To Re-Enact June 12 Crisis
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has alerted that the elements who are masterminding the ongoing naira note crisis, are attempting to re-enact the June 12,1993 annulled poll crisis.
Ganduje, in a statement by the state information commissioner, Mohammed Garba accused the forces of using the instrument of legality to actualize their agenda.
Ganduje, alleged that the 14 parties which filed a suit in which an Abuja High Court stopped the extension of February 10 naira swap deadline, were working with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
He further alleged that the opposition of the PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar to the deadline extension, had exposed the collusion between Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the element trying to impose the time frame for the naira note swap.
Ganduje, a strong ally of the APC Presidential flagbearer, Bola Tinubu further noted that the insistence on the implementation of these harsh, inhuman and insensitive cash policies to a point of neglecting their widespread rejection by the vast majority of Nigerians including the National Assembly and majority of the state governors.
He stated that it is an ominous agenda for undermining the country, especially preparations for a smooth transition to a freely and fairly elected successive administration.
Recall that while Nigerians are currently divided on the new naira policy, a number of political parties set to feature in this month’s general elections are threatening to boycott the process over the CBN policy.
President Muhammadu Buhari had in the wake of the initial deadline asked Nigerians for a week to intervene in the situation.