Obi, Atiku capitalising on Nigerians’ agony -Osun APC PCC

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The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council in Osun State has accused the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar and that of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, of planning to gain political profits from agony Nigerians are passing through over naira redesign policy.

The Osun PCC was reacting to a tweet by the LP presidential candidate, Obi on Sunday, where he admonished Nigerians to bear the pains of the naira design policy.

The spokesperson for the Council, Mr Remi Omowaiye, in a statement obtained in Osogbo, also recalled that Atiku had backed the decision of the Central Bank of Nigeria not to extend the deadline for the old naira notes to exit circulating.

The Osun PCC said the policy was not only ill-timed but has also led to increasing anger among the citizens, saying it expected Obi to at least, empathise with Nigerians and condemn the policy. 

It said instead of doing that, “Peter Obi is asking Nigerians to bear with CBN as hardship spread over naira redesign. If you recall, PDP’s Atiku Abubakar also asked CBN not to shift ground on the naira swap deadline. 

“It has shown clearly that Obi and Atiku are only playing to the gallery. They want to gain political profits from the agonies of Nigerians.

“How do you explain the scenario whereby Nigerians have money in their accounts and they can’t access it? 

“People are angry, hungry and helpless. It is quite unfortunate because Nigerians were made to deposit old currencies and new currencies are not available. Nigerians are even buying old currencies now.”

The APC group further said the position taken by Obi and Atiku was an indication that they do not have anything to offer Nigerians but were only playing religious and ethnic sentiments to get to the office. 

It, however, declared that even with the difficulty occasioned by the naira redesign and non-availability of fuel, the Osun people would support the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu in the next general elections.

“If you look at their manifestos, you will see clearly that Asiwaju (Bola Tinubu) has a distinct manifesto.

“We are not against the change of currency but there should be enough planning and strategy on how to do this.

“You force people to bring the old money to the bank, now it is the same old money you are returning back to the people,” the Osun PCC added.



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