Fuel and Naira Scarcity: Fifth Columnists in APC Working With PDP to Undermine Buhari’s Govt, Tinubu Says
- The ruling party has faulted PDP's reaction to the position of Bola Tinubu on fuel scarcity and new naira notes scarcity
- In a statement signed by Bayo Onanuga, director of the APC campaign council, the ruling party noted that the PDP twisted Tinubu's words to create a war between the APC standard-bearer and President Muhammadu Buhari
- Onanuga therefore urged Nigerians to disregard the moves by the PDP, saying guilty conscience is fighting its course in the opposition party
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council has sent a message to Nigerians over Bola Tinubu's position on fuel scarcity and new naira notes scarcity.
In a statement signed by Bayo Onanuga, the director, Media & Publicity, APC Presidential Campaign Council and sent to Legit.ng on Thursday, January 26, 2023, the ruling party noted that Atiku Abubakar, the standard-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, twisted Tinubu's words.
APC clears air on Tinubu's statement regarding fuel and new notes scarcity, blasts Atiku
The APC noted that Tinubu is not accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of plotting to scuttle the forthcoming election.
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"Nigerians should no longer be in doubt about those working in cahoots with fifth columnists in the system to inflict avoidable pains on our hapless people for a political end.
"No sooner Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu empathised with the Nigerian people facing the dual crises of fuel and new Naira notes scarcity, than the opposition PDP and the Atiku camp issued a knee-jerk response, derailing from the issues, distorting Asiwaju’s statement and trying, in vain, to create a wedge between our presidential candidate and President Muhammadu Buhari.
"When the guilty are afraid of being uncovered, they try to push back with red-herring."
Tinubu is not blaming Buhari, PDP is the cause of all the hardship, APC says
Onanuga then went on to state what Tinbuu really meant and whose attention he was seeking by his statement on Wednesday, at the APC rally in Ogun state.
"For the records, Asiwaju Tinubu during the APC campaign rally at Abeokuta on Wednesday, in his statement, did not mention, blame or accuse President Muhammadu Buhari for the current challenges in the country.
"Asiwaju Tinubu was only adverting the government’s attention to the sabotage being carried out by some Fifth Columnists in the system, possibly working in cahoots with the PDP.
"Atiku and his team can continue their indulgence in fake news and twisted narratives, they cannot change the minds of majority of Nigerians who have long rejected the PDP and Atiku, after their 16 wasted years in power."
Old Notes: Don’t Yield To Pressure From NASS to Extend January 31 Deadline, CSO Tells Emefiele
Meanwhile, a Civil Society Organisation, CSO, Concerned Nigerians, CN, threw weight behind the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, and the stoppage of the old naira notes.
The group urged the CBN's governor not to yield to pressure from the National Assembly, (NASS), over the extension of the January 31st deadline on stoppage of circulation and use of the old Naira notes.
The Convener, CN, Comrade Deji Adeyanju, who condemned the directive by National Assembly, said the CBN remains legally an independent agency of government that cannot be cowed to do the bidding of NASS based on the Act establishing the CBN.
Northern APC governor speaks on dumping Tinubu ahead of 2023 presidential election
Legit.ng reported earlier that Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state says he remains an ardent supporter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Bello said this in response to a newspaper publication on Sunday, January 22, claiming that he has withdrawn support for Tinubu. The Kogi state governor described the report as fake news.
Governor Bello also demanded that the publication be retracted within 24 hours just as he threatened legal action should the publishers fail to grant his demand.