Former National Chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomhole has publicly tackled President Muhammadu Buhari over his government’s Naira redesign policy.
The former Edo Governor made his outburst at Jattu market in Auchi Edo North, saying Buhari had no alternative but to respect the Supreme Court’s decision because it superceded his directive on the policy.
He wondered why Buhari did not implement the same policy on the eve of his re-election in 2019, and why he was now attempting to sabotage another person’s election with such policy.
He pleaded with the market women not to throw away their old money because, according to the Supreme Court, their Naira was still legal tender.
He also stated that the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emiefele, would “expire” after this Saturday.
Speaking in pidgin English, he said, “All this wahala wey Buhari put for currency change, my hand no dey inside. Our party don tell Buhari, wait if you want change currency, you should not change ham during election. Wetin you no change during your time, you wan make ham spoil another pesin time, e no good. At this point, nah only good we go dey fear.
“He has to obey the Supreme Court. Supreme Court judgement is superior to the pronouncement of the president. That is the Nigerian law. Under Nigerian Democracy, the Supreme Court once it pronounced, the president must obey. Because every where I go, I disassociate myself. Because the truth is, the money in your hand, no be you print ham. The colour wey e wear. No be you choose ham.
“Nah them choose ham. If the say dey want to change it, make them give you the new ones. Now they want to remove the old ones, they no give you the new ones.
So if you have the old money, don’t throw it away. On this matter, President Buhari is on his own. Your Naira will remain valid according to the Supreme Court. Don’t throw away your Naira, keep it.
“By the time you finish voting on Saturday, Emefiele the Central Bank Governor, will expire. Your money will not expire. But the president will expire,” he added.