The vice presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Datti Baba-Ahmed, has faulted the recent statement of the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, regarding the new naira policy following the broadcast of the president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
El-Rufai in a state broadcast on Thursday had berated the president over the reintroduction of the old N200 naira notes into circulation.
El-Rufai, who noted the previous N1,000 and N500 are still legal tenders in his state, stated that the purpose of the currency redesign is to sabotage the general elections in order to create an interim government run by a retired army general
Reacting to the development,the LP vice presidential candidate reportedly stated the governor’s remark amounted to treason and questioned why the administration is remaining silent.
According to Channels, he stated that the President of Nigeria is the only authority in the country and questioned how a foreigner could override the President’s order.