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Your loot now completely useless, Kwankwaso taunts APC govs criticising Buhari

THE presidential candidate of the New Nigerian People Party (NNPP), Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, has slammed APC governors who have challenged President Muhammadu Buhari’s naira redesign policy.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which implemented the policy last year, set January 31 as the deadline for public spending of old N200, N500, and N1000 notes.

However this had sparked a major uproar as a result the apex bank postponed the deadline by 10 days after considerable pressure.

Some governors from the ruling party requested the president’s assistance, who instructed them to give him seven days to act.

The court ordered the CBN not to implement the deadline, but CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele maintained there was no need to change the deadline.

Buhari cooperated with the court in part by extending the deadline for N200 notes and declaring that old N500 and N1000 notes were no longer legal tender.

This had sparked widespread indignation. While Governors from the ruling party joined those condemning Buhari on the matter.

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje claimed that the naira redesign strategy was intended to suffocate Nigeria’s democracy, while his Kaduna counterpart, Nasir El-Rufai, urged locals to ignore Buhari’s directive.

Governors Dapo Abidoun of Ogun, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, and Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa also announced that old N500 and N1000 notes were still legal tender in their respective states.In response to the occurrences, Kwankwaso expressed disbelief that APC governors could act in such a manner.

“In each state, you have branches of banks and in some states, you have even the national headquarters of those banks, on one hand we thought they (governors) would take all the billions from government houses and so on.

“But we realize these same governors were abusing their leaders, insulting them, I was shocked. I never thought some of them could abuse Buhari to that level.

“On one hand I was surprised that facts were coming out and we began to wonder what is wrong with them? Maybe EFCC was right that some governors are keeping billions of naira in their compounds across the country.

“Now the policy has made that looted money completely useless, I think that is why they are angry. So we are so happy with the Federal Government on that, the money they have collected is completely zero, it has expired.

“And I think all agencies should keep their eyes on that and I want to assure you that our party is going to assist the Federal Government, especially on election day, please tell all members of NNPP to join EFCC, to join the police and other security agencies that wherever they see anyone trying to buy votes, please stop them,” Kwankwaso said at an NNPP function

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