NAIRA SCARCITY: PDP Tasks Buhari To Compel APC Chieftains To Release Alleged Hoarded Cash


Governors won't bankroll National Convention, APC replies PDPNigeria’s former ruling party and now main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), wants President Muhammadu Buhari to take urgent steps to ameliorate the sufferings of the citizenry over the prevailing country-wide cash crunch.

As a first step, the PDP is demanding that the President compels leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), including its Presidential Candidate and governors to immediately release the “hundreds of billions of new Naira notes reportedly intercepted and hoarded by them for vote buying purposes”.

The opposition party conveyed its feelings via a statement by its spokesperson, Honourable Debo Ologunagba.

The document read: “It is instructive to note that Mr. President in his address to the nation earlier today, acknowledged that the Naira redesign and swap policies are programmes of the APC administration which is also completely in control of the production and circulation of the new notes. It is therefore clear that the PDP has no part in the entire process.

“Our Party had earlier alerted on how APC leaders allegedly sabotaged the system and diverted the new Naira notes so as to create widespread social unrest to justify their plan to derail the 2023 general elections and truncate our democracy.

“The PDP had also exposed how APC governors are allegedly warehousing the new Naira notes in facilities in Lagos, Kano, Kogi, Kaduna, Imo and other states of the country for the purpose of vote buying in the Presidential election.

“In the same vein, our Party raised alarm on how the Tinubu/Shettima Campaign had orchestrated the current cash crunch as a strategy to cause crisis while inciting Nigerians to insurrection with the view to truncating the electoral process having come to the reality of the fact that the APC and its Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu have been rejected by Nigerians ahead of the polls.”

Declaring that it sympathises with Nigerians over the pain, torture and distress brought upon them by the “selfish, vicious and anti-people APC leaders”, the PDP saluted the resilience of Nigerians in the face of the “APC-induced suffering”.

The PDP posited that the APC and its Presidential Candidate must come to terms with the fact that Nigerians are determined to vote in the PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, come February 25, 2023.

“The threats and incitement to violence by the Tinubu Campaign cannot deter the people,” according to the PDP.

The party urged President Buhari to put every measure in place to guarantee peaceful, free, fair, transparent and credible 2023 General Elections, noting that Nigerians are ready to go to the polls in their determination to vote in Atiku Abubakar as Nigeria’s next President.

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