“Maybe He’s Becoming a Weakling”: Peter Obi’s Running Mate Faults Buhari’s Stance on Old Naira Deadline

“Maybe He’s Becoming a Weakling”: Peter Obi’s Running Mate Faults Buhari’s Stance on Old Naira Deadline

  • Amid the ongoing scarcity of the naira, President Muhammadu Buhari's decision to extend the deadline for using the old naira has been critiqued
  • Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, the vice presidential candidate of the Labour Party, said the president's actions indicate that he might be weak
  • He, however, stated that issues of the Nigerian currency remain the business of the federal government, not the state government

Anambra, Onitsha - Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, the running mate of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of Labour Party, has likened President Muhammadu Buhari to a weakling.

He made this submission during his visit to the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, on Friday, February 17.

Datti, Buhari
Datti stated that matters of the Nigerian currency remain exclusively the business of the federal government. Photo: Labour Party
Source: UGC

Datti's comment, according to Arise TV online, was in reaction to President Buhari's new stance on the deadline of the old naira notes.

He stated that the President's decision to extend the deadline for using the old N200 denomination of the currency was an indication that he is becoming weak.

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Datti said:

“Maybe this president is becoming a weakling, as they would say a lame duck President, and if you cede one inch, you are likely to cede another inch.
“So, it is a lot of concern for us for the president to change position literally nine days to the election."

Datti also hit out at state governors contesting the position of the president, especially those who do not respect court judgement.

He noted that the issue of the naira remains a sovereign matter and that the federal government decisions remain definite.

The Labour Party vice presidential candidate, said:

“It has been done and it stays and it was poorly implemented and everything about government is poorly done including our economy, security as well as the level of corruption and we have come to live with it.

“We pray that the election would go well so that as His Majesty said if election is well done, it can open the space for good governance."

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Meanwhile, Datti Baba-Ahmed has urged Nigerians to remain focused ahead of the 2023 polls and not despair.

He stated this via a statement issued on Friday, February 17, noting that the past eight years have been full of turbulence.

The former lawmaker attributed the eight years of failure and turbulence to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).

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In another development, Dr. Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed lambasted APC over orchestrated attempts to denigrate Peter Obi of Labour Party.

He claimed Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, and his Peoples Democratic Party counterpart, Atiku Abubakar, have used campaign to spread falsehoods about Obi.

Going further, he also expressed sadness over the increasing spate of attacks on party supporters nationwide.

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