The spokesperson and Director of Public Affairs, Presidential Campaign Management Committee of the People’s Democratic Party, Dino Melaye, has said the fear of losing their expected benefits in the “unlikely” event of the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, winning the election, is the sole reason governors Nasir El-Rufai, Yahaya Bello and Bello Matawalle took the President Muhammadu Buhari to court over the naira redesign policy.
Wakadaily report that the government of Kaduna, Kogi and Zamfara state have dragged the Federal Government before the Supreme Court over the scarcity of new and old naira notes seeking a restraining order to stop the full implementation of the policy.
In a statement signed by Dino on Tuesday he said, “Those who have positioned themselves to benefit from the unlikely and inconceivable Tinubu presidency are feeling so threatened, hopeless and rudderless that they have even now taken their own President to court over his refusal to endorse their evil agenda of using public funds to buy votes. As it happened in the Egypt of old, their money has failed in their hands.
“Frightened by the unmistakable and unstoppable prospects of the loss of the presidential election, the APC has, in panic mode, resorted to outright falsehood against Atiku Abubakar, the imaginary APC cabal in the Villa, the Governor of Central Bank, the Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and even the leader of their party, President Muhammadu Buhari.
The current narrative being peddled is anchored on a conspiracy theory involving the aforementioned in an agenda that reflects ethnic pursuit. Having boasted that the APC has money to buy votes and having failed to mask behind a pretentious preference of power shift to the South, the new song is now against the indomitable Atiku as the favourite of the powers in Aso Rock, the Governor of the Central Bank and the Managing Director of NNPC. And I ask if the humiliated Nigerian masses and the key figures of the APC administration are against APC in an election year, how can it think of victory in the Presidential election?
“Going by the propagated lies of the power hawks in APC led by Nasir El-Rufai, all things have ever been done to favour Atiku. By their postulation, the APC cabal in Aso Rock has done everything to favour Atiku, including the trillions of naira debt overhang, the spiralling inflation, insecurity, fuel scarcity, job losses, brain drain and unemployment,” he said.