Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has accused the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, of introducing the change of Naira notes policy to ‘avenge’ his failed presidential ambition.
Ganduje claimed that Emefiele did not want the elections to take place.
He stated these in an interview with BBC Hausa Service after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday
Recall that the CBN governor was linked to the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential race, which he denied after a group purchased the N100 million presidential form for him.
Ganduje’s comment is coming few days after Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai alleged that some elements in Aso Rock were attempting to thwart the APC’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s plans from winning the election on February 25, 2023.
According to Ganduje, they warned Buhari that redesigning the naira would result in difficulties.
“This is not the agenda of the APC, it is the agenda of those who surrounded the president and the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. You know he (Emefiele) wanted to be the president but he failed. That is why they don’t want the election to hold or prefer another party to win it,” he said.
On whether the governors would part ways with the president on this policy, Ganduje said, “No, we are against this policy of naira redesign by the governor of the Central Bank and those surrounding the president.”