The former National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole has publicly slammed the new naira policy championed by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He berated the new naira policy while addressing a crowd of supporters at Jattu market in Auchi Edo North, Oshiomhole stated categorically that President Buhari is on his own when it comes to the naira redesign policy.
The former APC chairman said he and many other party chieftains had warned the President against going ahead with the naira swap policy but he didn’t listen to them.
He further tackled the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele for executing such a policy which has brought hardship to Nigerians.
The former Edo State Governor told his listeners not to discard their old naira notes, adding that both Buhari and Emefiele will expire after the February 25 presidential election.
He based his argument for Nigerians to keep their money on the Supreme Court ruling which barred the government from proceeding with the February 10 deadline announced for the validity of the old naira notes.
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 God 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.