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ABUJA, Nigeria – Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila is leading other lawmakers of the All Progressive Congress, APC in preparation to initiate a bill that will thwart the gains of the proposed new Naira notes, which has been forcing politicians who have whare-housed billions of Naira in their homes to deposit same in their bank accounts.
The policy is also been seen as the reason behind recent appreciation of the Naira against foreign currencies. But the Coalition of Political Parties, CUPP says the Speaker is one of those behind a bill to extend the January 31, 2023 deadline for the new Naira notes to after the 2023 general election.
Speaking during the press conference, the Public Relations Officer of the group, Mr.Ikenga Imo Ugochere said the Speaker and others whose names are attached to the bill may are seeking avenue to use the money they have stored outside the banks to mobilise them for vote buying during the 2023 general election.
The CUPP said it will resist every attempt by politicians to reverse the gains of the new Naira notes. The CUPP, which commended the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) for its transparency in displaying the voter register at the wards and online said politicians are putting pressure on the powers that be to remove the current INEC chairman, adding that the CUPP will resist attempt.
He said the CUPP has further uncovered irregularities in the INEC register currently on display, adding that in the wards of the governor of Imo State, Mr. Hope Uzodinma and his commissioners, underaged voters with photographs of babies, names of Hausas and Yorubas are more than the names of Igbo people who live in the area.
He called for the arrest and prosecution of INEC staffs that were used by politicians to perpetrate this illegality.