Naira Redesign: Keyamo Slams Buhari, Says President’s Action Amounts to Contempt

The Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s latest decision on the naira redesign policy. 

Keyamo noted that the president, by disregarding the supreme court’s order, committed a contempt.

President Muhammadu Buhari while addressing the nation yesterday, directed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to allow only old N200 notes remain legal tender until April 10, 2023.

Buhari stated that his recent order would improve currency circulation in the country and ease pains experienced by Nigerians due to the decision to retire some denominations of the old banknotes after they were redesigned. 

Speaking on Channels TV this evening,  Keyamo, a renowned human rights activist alleged that Buhari was deceived about the whole policy.

According to him, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is playing on Nigerians’ emotions by conjuring up a behavioral experiment to rile up the people against the government and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

“In most civilized societies, that’s actually treason because if you engage in any act …remember the Water Gate Scandal…,” he said.

Keyamo noted that PDP has been criticizing Buhari overtime, but only to wake up during the naira redesign policy to start praising the president.

“PDP came up from no where and started praising Buhari because the policy in place is designed to harm the opponents,” the minister added.

He alleged that PDP in attempt to harm one man, do not care to see Nigerians suffering.

Keyamo noted that Tinubu has no government’s support in his ambition, adding that the APC presidential candidate relies on Nigerians to attain the position. 

Keyamo refuted claims that many politicians and governors had stashed new notes to buy votes.

He confidently said “nobody wants to buy vote”, saying the claims were mere lies.

According to him, the governors of APC are concerned about the sufferings of Nigerians.

Referring to a statement made by Alhassan Doguwa, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Keyamo reiterated the APC lawmaker’s words saying an aspirant needs about N70 million for electoral processes. 

In light of this, Keyamo said with a legal-backed N70 million for an aspirant, no one needs to launder money for vote-buying.

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