BREAKING: More Tension Over Naira Redesign as El-Rufai, Others File Fresh Suit Against Malami, Emefiele
- The All Progressive Congress (APC) governors are not giving up on the quest against the ban on the old naira notes
- In a recent development, the usual suspects, Governor Nasir El-Rufai and his colleagues in Kogi and Zamfara, file a contempt suit against FG
- The suit filed before the Supreme Court had AGF Abubakar Malami and the Governor of CBN, Godwin Emefiele, as respondents
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Emerging reports have confirmed that the governors of Kaduna, Kogi and Zamfara states have filed a joint suit of contempt before the Supreme Court.
The governors, Nasir El-Rufai, Yahaya Bello, and Bello Matawalle, according to The Nation, filed the suit against the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami and the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN), Godwin Emefiele.
The trio filed the suit on the premise that the duo failed to comply with the apex court's directive to allow the use of the old N200, N500 and N1000 denominations of the naira note.
As reported by the Nigerian Tribune, in the new documents filed before the Supreme Court, the three states – the original plaintiffs in the suit against the naira swap policy of the Federal Government – warned the AGF and Emefiele about the effects of their refusal to comply with the apex court’s directive issued on February 3.
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The two sets of Form 48, filed by the team of lawyers representing the three states, form part of the applications now awaiting the Supreme Court’s consideration when proceedings resume on Wednesday.
Fresh Fact Emerges as El-Rufai Reacts to Claims of Demolishing, Withdrawing Banks' C of O
Meanwhile, the governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, has cursed a netizen who alleged that the governor had marked many bank buildings with X for demolition.
The netizen also claimed that the governor had withdrawn many banks' C of O in the state for rejecting old N500 and N1000 notes in line with the Supreme Court's injunction.
Responding to the allegation, El-Rufai told the social media user to show a picture of the bank building with a demolition mark rather than spreading false information.