Naira Redesign: "Stand Up to President Buhari," APC Director Tells Nigerians, Business Owners
A deputy director at the directorate of Agro-commodities in the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, Retson Tedheke, has called on every Nigerian to stand up to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Central Bank of Nigeria's governor, Godwin Emefiele, over the new monetary policy.
In a short video posted on his personal Twitter account, Tedheke said the time has come for Nigerians to challenge the president over the frustration faced by citizens since the implementation of the naira redesign policy.
Stating that since the president has remained adamant and failed to listen to appeals from all quarters on the new policy implementation, there is a need for the people to go against him.
He said that Nigerians have suffered to the point that even employers are finding it difficult to pay workers especially those in the informal sector their wages.
Tedheke warned that many Nigerians, mostly those in the rural areas, are dying of hunger and starvation due to their inability to access their own monies.
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"President Muhammadu Buhari calls himself the president of the ordinary people, the president of the Talakawa.
"How can he by this policy be killing rural farmers? I am a farmer that operates a community of 500 farmers. We cannot afford to pay their daily wages. Most of them don’t have bank accounts.
“It is either the president is stone deaf….It is time the Nigerians look at the president and ‘say guy, we elected you, this is a democracy’."
Buhari has made himself a god - Tedheke warns
Further noting that the president has since made himself a demi-god who no one can appeal to on the challenges faced by many Nigerians, Tedheke said the situation has gotten to a point where citizens must be realistic with the issue on the ground.
This is the system where the interest of the people must be paramount, where the Council of State – council of elders – cannot come to you, how common Nigerians cannot talk to you, and the governors cannot talk to you.
“Who are you? For goodness sake, who are you that Nigerians cannot talk to you, reason with you, ‘bros you well?’
"We must get to a point where all of us must be realistic about the expectation of the people of our people, must be focused on rural communities, must focus on narrative on how they grow. The naira is killing businesses. I am selling a crate of eggs that I sell for N1,800 for N1,300, I am losing money, so the farmers are losing money. The economy is struggling."
Naira scarcity: INEC highlights commission's biggest fear during election, calls for CBN's intervention
The ongoing scarcity of funds might be affecting the operations of some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission.
This was disclosed by the commission's Resident Electoral Commissioner for the Federal Capital Territory.
Yahaya Bello said that the commission's transportation and logistics operations will be greatly affected during the 2023 polls.
Naira swap: Former lawmaker exposes politicians, explains why some are calling for extension of CBN's deadline
A former lawmaker, Shehu Sani, alleged that some top politicians and those contesting for various positions in the forthcoming election want to be involved in vote-buying.
Sani, the lawmaker who represented Kaduna central in the Eighth Senate said these unnamed politicians want to buy votes with old notes.
Obviously reacting to the Supreme Court Ruling which suspended the February 10 deadline for the Central Bank of Nigeria's new money policy implementation, the activist that is the only available reason for a push for an extension.