Nigeria: People Who Wants to Rig Elections are the ones Pushing CBN for Extensions- Atiku Abubakar
By Joshua Samuel
Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate, has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to keep the old naira regime deadline in place after February 10. This information was revealed in a statement the Atiku campaign council sent on Wednesday.
According to Atiku, vote-riggers want to force the CBN to push the deadline back till after the general elections on February 25 and March 11 in order to fulfill their goals.
The former vice president requested that the apex bank promptly review the steps it has taken to ensure the circulation of the new naira notes and lessen the current hardship being experienced by Nigerians, particularly those who live in rural areas.
“There should be no additional postponement on the new naira regime once the deadline of February 10 has passed,” the statement said in part. The vote-riggers want to force the CBN to delay their actions until after the election, when they will have succeeded in their terrible plans.
“The CBN and the Presidency must maintain their resolve. The advantages of the new naira policy outweigh the minor inconveniences we are having by a wide margin.