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HomeNewsNaira Redesign: Tinubu Hails APC Governors For Pulling Nigeria Back From Precipice

Naira Redesign: Tinubu Hails APC Governors For Pulling Nigeria Back From Precipice

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Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All-Progressives Congress (APC), has hailed governors elected on the platform of the party for saving the country from “avoidable and dangerous political crises”.

Tinubu was reacting to the recent Supreme Court ruling that halted the deadline for the naira swap.

In a statement on Wednesday, Bayo Onanuga, Media Director of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, quoted Tinubu as saying that the country was heading to anarchy but the ruling has brought it back from the precipice.

“I want to salute the courage of our governors and most especially the progressives governors in APC who acted to save our country from avoidable and dangerous political crises and social unrest which the central bank policy on new naira notes has brought on our country,” he said.

“Our country was dangerously careering toward anarchy and political and economic shutdown. But with the supreme court interim ruling, our country has been pulled back from the precipice.

“We thank our Supreme Court justices for ruling wisely on the side of the people who have been subjected to undue agony and pains since this policy was announced.

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“The federal government and relevant stakeholders can now sit down and work out a better framework on how to proceed with the new policy without causing any social and economic disruption and inconvenience to our people. We have examples of other countries that have successfully and seamlessly changed their currencies to learn from.

“Those countries give a long time, at least 12 months to effect the currency change. They do not engage in CBN-like Fire Brigade approach.”

The Matrix had reported that a seven-member panel of the apex court led by John Okoro, a justice, on Wednesday temporarily restrained the federal government from banning the use of the old naira notes beyond February 10.

The ex parte application was filed by governors of Kaduna, Kogi, and Zamfara states.

Similarly, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has commended the apex court for saving Nigerians and democracy.

Wike spoke during the Rivers State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign in the Abua/Odual Local Government Area, where he urged the people to preserve their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to vote for the candidates of the PDP at the state level.

He also commended the government of the three states that filed the suit.

He said the Rivers State Government will join the suit against the Federal Government, noting that the PDP in the state is not in support of the policy.

The governor stressed that the Supreme Court has proven that the judiciary is the hope of the common man through the decision.

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