…Alerts security forces, charges Nigerians to resist APC
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has exposed a clandestine plot by the leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC allegedly working for the embattled Presidential Candidate of the Party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to swap N22.5 billion stashed old Naira notes to new ones in Kano State, in a desperate move to actualize APC vote buying plans in the 2023 general elections.
The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, in a statement on Monday said that information available to the revealed that this criminal act by the APC which was responsible for the biting cash scarcity was being coordinated in the North West region of the country by two APC State Governors who ironically had been very vocal in lamentation over the prevailing cash crunch.
Ologunagba observed that the PDP had been made aware that the N22.5 billion in old N1000 notes was allegedly kept in a Kano State Government facility before being moved to a particular old generation and a certain new generation bank where the regional heads were contacted by the APC Presidential Campaign Organization to swap the old notes with new ones.
He added that further information revealed that the cash was being warehoused by the Tinubu Campaign Organization for vote buying in Kano, Kaduna, Bauchi, Jigawa and Sokoto States adding that a particular APC State governor was reported to have taken delivery of N500 million new Naira notes to actualize the vote buying plot.
“Also, there are intelligence that arrangement has been concluded by APC leaders to move a substantial part of the old naira notes from Kano to Lagos State between today (yesterday) and tomorrow (today) for the purposes of swapping them with new ones.
“It would be recalled that the PDP had earlier alerted Nigerians that corrupt APC leaders are compromising the system to mop up the new bank notes for their selfish vote-buying plans ahead of the February 25, 2023 Presidential election”, Ologunagba said.
He, therefore, alerted the security agencies and the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN of this nefarious activity by APC leaders which according to him, was bringing untold hardship to Nigerians.
“Our Party demands an immediate action to stop APC in this criminal act as well as to recover the money and make the new Naira notes available to the public.
“The PDP calls on all Nigerians to firmly resist the APC in this heinous attempt to buy their conscience and subject them to another harrowing tenure of killings, violence, kidnapping and economic hardship that have become the hallmark of the APC administration in the last seven and half years.
“The Party also urges Nigerians to remain steadfast in their support for the PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who has demonstrated the integrity, honesty, capacity, experience and readiness to get the system to work for the good of all immediately he assumes office, come May 29, 2023”, he stated.
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