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Buhari Using CBN To Deal With Known Criminals In Politics – Ezekwesili




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Oby Ezekwesili

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is using the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to deal with criminality that has long existed in Nigerian politics.

The economic policy expert asserted this during an interview on Channels Television’s 2023 Verdict on Sunday, Naija News reports.

Ezekwesili made her point while condemning the naira redesign policy by the CBN, which in her observation, has brought untold economic hardship to Nigerians

The former minister recounted how she warned Nigerians that the president had taken over CBN. According to her, the apex bank has been compromised.

She further accused the federal government of using the CBN to target political criminals it already knows rather than focusing on fiscal and monetary policy.

“But there’s a second thing that we seem to be solving for, which has now taken ascendancy over the monetary policy. We are using the Central Bank to solve the problem of criminality in our politics,” Ezekwesili said on the programme.

She further asserted that what the CBN has done has unsettled the citizens, the poor women in the market, and the people just barely earning a living, insisting they are now struggling because of the criminality in the country’s politics.

Speaking on the forthcoming 2023 general elections, Ezekwesilit said there is no way she can cast a vote for the presidential candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu or Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“They don’t meet my framework of character, competence, and capacity. Only Peter Obi (presidential candidate of the Labour Party) fits the description,” she said.

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