Former National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has said Nigerians should keep their old naira notes as the era of President Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele will expire soon.
Oshiomhole who stated this during a rally in Jattu Market, Auchi said the President Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), proceeded with the naira redesign policy despite warnings from himself and other party chieftains.
With reference to the Supreme court verdict preventing the CBN from enforcing the February 10 deadline, Oshiomhole made it clear that public officials should honor the jurisprudence of the highest court in Nigeria as it surpasses all other directives and policies
He wondered why Buhari did not introduce the policy before his re-election in 2019.
Oshiomole also accused the president of creating a stumbling block for the emergency of his successor with the policy.
Speaking in pidgin English, he said, “All this wahala wey Buhari put for currency change, my hand no dey inside. Our party don tell Buhari, wait if you want change currency, you should not change ham during election. Wetin you no change during your time, you wan make ham spoil another pesin time, e no good. At this point, nah only God we go dey fear.
“He has to obey the Supreme Court. Supreme Court judgement is superior to the pronouncement of the president. That is the Nigerian law. Under Nigerian Democracy, the Supreme Court once it pronounced, the president must obey. Because every where I go, I disassociate myself. Because the truth is, the money in your hand, no be you print ham.
“The colour wey e wear. No be you choose ham.
He continued: “Nah them choose ham. If they say dey want to change it, make them give you the new ones.
“Now they want to remove the old ones, they no give you the new ones. On this matter, President Buhari is on his own. Your naira will remain valid according to the Supreme Court. Don’t throw away your naira, keep it.”
He added: “By the time you finish voting on Saturday, Emefiele, the Central Bank Governor, will expire. Your money will not expire. But the president will expire.