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PDP: Tinubu, APC Leaders Should Stop Punishing Nigerians by Hoarding New Naira Notes

According to Ologunagba, APC has again demonstrated that it is a party of very cruel, insensitive and self-centred politicians.

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) called on leaders of the All Progressives Congress, its presidential candidate Bola Tinubu, and APC state governors to immediately release billions of new naira notes allegedly in their custody and halt the anguish being experienced by Nigerians.
National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Debo Ologunagba, in a statement on Sunday, said it was instructive to state that the controversial naira redesign and swap policies were programmes of the APC administration, which was also completely in control of the production and circulation of the new notes.
He noted that the APC leaders, having realised that they could not win in the 2023 general election, sabotaged the system and diverted the new Naira notes so as to create widespread social unrest to justify their plan to derail the elections and truncate the nation’s democracy.
Ologunagba noted that it was wicked and unpardonable that the same band of deceptive, sneaky and hypocritical APC leaders allegedly involved in intercepting and hoarding of new naira notes were going about trying to hoodwink Nigerians by posturing as though they were concerned about their plight.
He said, “Our party has been informed by some well-meaning APC members on how six APC state governors led by a particular infamous governor of a prominent state in the North-west region are coordinating the hoarding of new naira notes for the vote buying scheme of the APC ahead of the February 25, 2023 presidential election.
“The PDP has also been made aware of how APC governors are allegedly warehousing the new naira notes in facilities owned by APC interests in Lagos, Kano, Kogi, Kaduna, Imo and other parts of the country for the purpose of vote buying for Senator Tinubu in the presidential election.”
Ologunagba said Nigerians could recall that the APC was recently busted in the process of allegedly swapping the sum of N22.5 billion in old N1000 notes for new ones in Kano State for vote buying, in a deal wherein a substantial part of the old notes was allegedly conveyed to Lagos State for secret swapping with new notes.
He noted that it was, therefore, callous for APC leaders to continue to watch Nigerians spend nights at ATM stands, fight one another in bank halls and ATM centres for cash, with millions stranded without money to take care of their daily needs.
The main opposition party called on Nigerians to hold the APC and its leaders directly responsible for the pain, economic hardship, social dislocation and psychological distress they were going through on account of APC induced cash scarcity in the country.
According to Ologunagba, APC has again demonstrated that it is a party of very cruel, insensitive and self-centred politicians who delight in inflicting pain, anguish and life-discounting situations on citizens in the last seven and a half years of the APC administration.
PDP urged Nigerians not to allow the deception, lies and shenanigans of APC to detract from their collective resolve to end the era of misery in the country by voting Atiku Abubakar as the next president of Nigeria so that he could commence the onerous task of rebuilding the country from the abysmal misrule of APC.