Admin l Wednesday, February 1, 2023
LAGOS, Nigeria – Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has advised the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN against succumbing to pressure to further extend deadline for Naira swap.
Atiku said that anti-democratic elements are currently working with banks to ensure that CBN does not realise the purpose of the exercise. He said the exercise is in the best interest of Nigeria but that the CBN should reevaluate the method to ensure that the new Naira notes is made available to all including those in the grassroots.
In a statement issued by his campaign organisation, Abubakar said the vote riggers are seeking to push the CBN to extend till after the February 25 and March 11 general elections in order to achieve their aims.
“The anti-democratic elements who are pretending to be democrats are the ones ganging up against the CBN because of the currency redesign and the cashless regime it seeks to enthrone. They have been scheming and lobbying day and night to frustrate the policy.
“Now, their new measure is to lobby for a second postponement of the deadline for the change of currency. I urge the CBN and the government to ignore their antics. The CBN should not succumb to the current pressure.
“There should be no further postponement on the new naira regime after the expiration of the February 10 deadline. The vote riggers are seeking to push the CBN to extend till after the election when they would have achieved their evil plots. The CBN and the Presidency should be steadfast. The merits of the new naira policy far outweigh the little inconvenience we are experiencing.”