The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged President Buhari to compel APC leaders to release new Naira notes they have allegedly hoarded.
The party called on the president to prevail on leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) including its presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu and governors of the party to immediately release the hundreds of billions of new naira notes reportedly intercepted and hoarded by them for alleged vote-buying purposes in order to assuage the pain and anguish being experienced by Nigerians following the growing cash crunch across cities of the country.
PDP, in a statement by its spokesman, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, said that it had earlier alerted on how APC leaders allegedly sabotaged the system and diverted the new Naira notes so as to create widespread social unrest to justify their plan to derail the 2023 general elections and truncate our democracy.
“It is instructive to note that Mr. President in his address to the nation earlier today, acknowledged that the Naira redesign and swap policies are programmes of the APC administration which is also completely in control of the production and circulation of the new notes. It is therefore clear that the PDP has no part in the entire process.
“Our party had earlier alerted on how APC leaders allegedly sabotaged the system and diverted the new Naira notes so as to create widespread social unrest to justify their plan to derail the 2023 general elections and truncate our democracy.
“The PDP had also exposed how APC governors are allegedly warehousing the new Naira notes in facilities in Lagos, Kano, Kogi, Kaduna, Imo and other States of the country for the purpose of vote buying in the Presidential election.
“In the same vein, our party raised alarm on how the Tinubu/Shettima campaign had orchestrated the current cash crunch as a strategy to cause crisis while inciting Nigerians to insurrection with the view to truncating the electoral process has come to the reality of the fact that the APC and its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu have been rejected by Nigerians ahead of the polls.
“Our party sympathizes with Nigerians over the pain, torture and distress brought upon our citizens by the selfish, vicious and anti-people APC leaders. The PDP again salutes the resilience of Nigerians in the face of APC-induced suffering.
“The APC and its presidential candidate must come to terms with the fact that Nigerians are determined to vote in the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, come February 25, 2023. The threats and incitement to violence by the Tinubu campaign cannot deter the people,” the PDP stated.