Former senator representating Yobe south and a member of the Tinubu/Shetima presidential campaign council Adamu Garba has said that the naira swap policy embarked by the central bank of Nigeria within the election period is a plot to stop the presidential candidate of the APC Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
According to Garba, in a post on Facebook, said that the central bank of Nigeria has no business embarking on such policies within 3 months before the presidential election not minding the level of difficulty and hardship it is going to cause Nigerians.
According to him, Election is an industry,Election is an industry, adding that the mere Logistics arrangement to move agents, canvassers, resources to ensure party members voted across the country requires money.
He further cited that only 9% of Nigerians have digital banking, mostly urban dwellers. Rural economy is cash based.
He further boasted that no matter the plot and games of the CBN ,the election is going in favor of Tinubu because it is his time.
“No matter how you want to see it, this CBN Naira Redesign introduced within election period is a plot to stop Bola Ahmed Tinubu from becoming the President of Nigeria. How else can you explain this provocative action within this period? How?
“You guys don’t understand. Election is an industry. The mere Logistics arrangement to move agents, canvassers, resources to ensure party members voted across the country requires money. Only 9% of Nigerians have digital banking, mostly urban dwellers. Rural economy is cash based.
“Are you going to tell Keke driver who will convey voters to use POS on Election Day? Or the petrol he’ll use to pay bank app? What of rural agents who doesn’t know or have no access to bank? Those using touch light phones? Are you saying they must upgrade within few days? How?
“Even INEC, the election umpire requested for over NGN300Bn for their activities, some of which are logistical. How do you expect candidates to fund theirs when the old naira notes are made illegal and the new ones are not available? This is nothing more that a plot against APC.
“You might think that it is only the APC that is complaining about this. Yes it might be, but the opposition wished to benefit from the hardship inflicted on ordinary citizens turning against our party. A shear opportunism. But it may, in the end, hunt them too. They’ll soon know.
“You see, we have to be objective in our dealings. The current government have upto May 29th to implement this policy, what is wrong with easing it for now, allow the most important process of our democracy & our people to go on hitch free, then come back to reorganize policy?
“To me, peaceful, hitch free, fair and successful election, where all political actors agrees with, is more important that any monetary policy. For without peaceful elections, there can be no central bank independence, no law, no order and no responsible participatory citizenry.
“It is very important that Nigerians see this policy as targeted at their freedoms and their markets, not just to a very successful politician like Bola Tinubu. And Nigerian should use this as the main reason why they should vote for Tinubu as a mark of rejection of imposition.
“This election is going in favor of Tinubu no matter the plots, the attacks and the games. It is his time.
“Insha Allah, insha Allah, as Allah grant’s authority to who so ever He wishes, this time around, the light of Grace to lead this country shines on Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. He wrote.