Cash swap: Ganduje alleges anti-democratic forces plotting to re-enact June 12 saga

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, on Tuesday, alleged that some anti-democractic elements were pulling a string to re-enact the annulled June 12, 1992, presidential election.

The governor, a stunch member of the All Progressive Congress, alleged that the fifth columnists are dangerously masquerading under the guise of prevailing crisis generated by the cash policy.

He said they have employed legal instrument to further impose what he described as an unfeasible cash policy that is taking its toll on the masses in the country.

Ganduje’s reaction follows an interim injunction issued by a Federal High Court in Abuja, barring the Cash swap: Ganduje alleges anti-democratic forces plotting to re-enact June 12 saga, CBN, from extending the 10-day deadline set for the currency swap.

He accused some of the detractors of colluding with the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to execute their scheme.

The Kano governor spoke through a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba.

He added that the open support for the CBN policy by the main opposition party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, also laid credence to the grand complicity between the opposition and the apex bank to deliberately thwart the nation’s hard-earned democracy by imposing harsh policies calculated to weaken the masses.

According to him, it is most unfortunate that the CBN and it’s collaborators are insisting unnecessarily on the imposition of an unreasonable time frame for the old naira notes to cease to be legal tender, in total refutation of the obvious national dearth in the necessary technological infrastructure for the process.

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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 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.

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