Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has said that Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) introduced the change of Naira notes policy because his presidential ambition failed.
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.
After a meeting with President Buhari on Friday, Ganduje claimed that the CBN governor did not want the elections to take place in an interview with BBC Hausa Service.
Ganduje’s comment is coming in the same week when Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State alleged that some individuals in Aso Rock were attempting to thwart Bola Tinubu, the APC’s presidential candidate’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.”