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Gov Matawalle Reveals How FG Punished Him for Naira Design

Gov Matawalle Reveals How FG Punished Him for Naira Design

Naira Redesign: Bello Matawalle, the governor of Zamfara state, attributes his failure to win a second term to his decision to oppose the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) naira redesign program.

This was said by Matawalle on Thursday during an interview with DW Hausa.

In the recently finished gubernatorial election in the state, the governor claimed that certain factions in the federal government conspired to defeat his reelection campaign.

Dauda Lawal of the Peoples Democratic Party, who ran against Matawalle under the banner of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, won the election.

Remember that the lack of cash caused by the CBN’s cashless policy led to lawsuits against the federal government from the governors of Kano State and Zamfara, Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, and Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State.

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Matawalle claimed that conspiracies to penalize him, Ganduje, and El-Rufai for their views on the naira policy existed before to the general elections.

What’s being said is that we sued over the redesign of the naira notes, he remarked. I, Ganduje, and El-Rufai will receive the appropriate punishment, they claimed.

While Uba Sani of the ruling APC and El-chosen Rufai’s candidate narrowly avoided defeat, Ganduje’s nominee Nasir Gawuna of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, was defeated by Abba Kabir Yusuf.


Matawalle further claimed that military commanders were overrepresented at every voting location with the intention of intimidating voters.

Three days prior to the governor’s race, he declared, “They dispatched over 300 vehicles carrying soldiers into Zamfara.

“There are so many soldiers here! It would be great if they could send them to us to combat insecurity. Nevertheless, they were only sent at election times, he continued.


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