The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has stated that the Attorney General, Abubakar Malami, has misled the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to making acts which have violated the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria.
El-Rufai, stated this while reacting to the nation wide broadcast of Buhari on Thursday.
In the broadcast, the old N200 notes were put back into circulation by Buhari’s directive, and they will be accepted as legal tender until April 10.
Reacting to it, El-Rufai stated that the development is a against the
February 8th ruling of the Supreme Court by continuing to say the February 10 deadline stands.
“It is shocking to see the blatant violation of the subsisting and continuing order of the Supreme Court that ALL the old and new notes should continue to be legal tender until it gives judgment in the case filed by the Kaduna State Government along with several others.”
He said, “The address by the President earlier this morning limiting the legal tender status of old notes to only N200 amounts to total disregard and disobedience of the ruling of February 8th which was extended further yesterday by the Supreme Court.
“The misguided action of the Attorney-General to mislead the President into engaging in this public violation of the order of the highest court of the land shows how desperate the policy architects are to cause national chaos, by showing open contempt for the judiciary.”
The Governor stated that the Federal Government had offered an offer to the protesting governors to accept the circulation of only the N200 notes as a way to keep out of court, but the governors had refused the offer, insisting that the court order must be adhered to.
He claimed that, “These evil people using the instrumentality of the Federal Government and the President as convenient covers are willing to truncate our democracy because they have personally lost out.
“They are massively deploying resources and tools to defeat the political party that gave us the platform to serve the country just because they could not impose the candidates of their choice. Let us not help them.”
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