Kano Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has accused the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele of using the untimely implementation of the naira swap policy as a fightback strategy for failing to get the presidential ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ganduje, who unveiled the gubernatorial candidate and other APC candidates to the masses, stated this at a campaign rally in Tsanyawa, Kano.
He noted that the CBN Governor was out to sabotage the success of the ruling party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmad Tinubu.
At the palaces of the District Heads of Kunchi and Tsanyawa local governments, the Governor urged community leaders to create awareness within their jurisdictions to “let people know that the hardship people facing is singlehandedly caused by the CBN governor, to purposely cause confusion in our democratic process.
“The CBN Governor is only doing this to cause confusion in the forthcoming elections for not just reason.
“He has not been in good mood for long because he failed to secure a presidential ticket on the platform of our great party, the APC.
“Currency redesign is done across the globe, but not in the way we are witnessing in our country. The timing is wrong, the deadline given is very wrong and deliberate,” Ganduje said.
The Governor said the Kano State Government and APC in the State are totally against the CBN Governor’s action.
Ganduje said the Kano State Government will invite bank managers in the state to explain why there growing scarcity of banknotes, as part of measures to cushion the effects of the hardship caused by the naira swap.
“We will summon bank managers very soon to interrogate them on the shortage of new naira notes in banks.
“They should come over and explain to us, why our people are still suffering over this issue of Naira Swap. And I will go to them individually to supervise what is happening and why,” he said.