An analyst, Mr. Emmanual Bagudu has said that President Muhammadu Buhari does not care whether or not the ruling All Progressives Congress loses the 2023 elections.
Commenting on the move by the federal governor through the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malima, to vacate the order of the Supreme court restraining the CBN from enforcing the February 10 deadline for old naira note swap, Mr. Bagudu said, the president is more interested in leaving a legacy of credible elections.
He said, “It doesn’t matter whether the APC loses, the president wants to make a statement for himself. He has made a name for the APC, he wants to make a name for himself. That is why you see him trying to work with the CBN governor and then trying to exposed perceived corrupt activities that have been going on in the country.
He said the president wants to use the CNB cashless policy to climax his fight against corruption. Adding that he Buhari wants to expose perceived corruption not minding whose ox is gored.
“There is something that is going on between the president and the CBN Governor (Godwin Emefiele). President Muhamadu Buhari, is not everything that he discloses to the public. There some kind of decisions that he takes all by himself without even consulting anybody.
“Right now that he is rounding up his tenure he wants to come down and leave some footprints. He wants to expose a lot of issues. I believe it has to do with this fight against corruption. Probably monies have been starched up somewhere, and probably the president and the CBN governor are aware of it. This are the things that the president will want to do. He will want to make a statement that he will be remembered for that is the reason why you see him working with the CBN governor in a two-man show,” he said.
The FG through the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, has asked the Supreme Court to dismiss a suit filed by three state governments challenging the naira redesign policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The AGF in a preliminary objection filed by his counsels – Mahmud Magaji and Tijanni Gazali on Wednesday– averred that the Supreme Court lacks jurisdiction to entertain the suit.
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