A former national chairman of the ruling APC, Adams Oshiomhole, has kicked against President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision on the naira redesign policy. Oshiomhole, who said the President is on his own following his recent broadcast, also insisted that both the President and Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele will expire after Saturday’s presidential election.
The former Edo State governor, who stated this at Jattu market in Auchi, Edo North, also urged President Buhari to obey the Supreme Court order on the naira notes.
Speaking in pidgin, Oshiomhole said: “All dis wahala wey Buhari put for currency change, my hand no dey inside. Our party don tell Buhari, wait if you wan change currency, you shouldn’t change am during election. Wetin you no change during your time, you wan make am spoil another pesin time, e no good.
He has to obey the Supreme Court. Supreme Court judgment is superior to the pronouncement of the President. That’s the Nigerian law. I disassociate myself.”
He continued: “Nah them choose am. If they say dey want to change it, make them give you the new ones. Now they want to remove the old ones, they no give you the new ones. On this matter, President Buhari is on his own. Your naira will remain valid according to the Supreme Court. Don’t throw away your naira, keep it.”
He added: “By the time you finish voting on Saturday, Emefiele, the CBN governor, will expire. Your money will not expire. But the president will expire.”
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