Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai on Friday alleged that the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele came up with the controversial Naira redesign policy in connivance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to help the party win the 2023 presidential elections.
El-Rufai added that Emefiele also deceived President Muhammadu Buhari to give approval for the policy by giving him wrong information.
The Kaduna Governor stated this while reacting to Friday’s Supreme Court’s decision, which nullified the federal government’s naira redesign policy.
The Kaduna State governor said Emefiele deceived the president and gave him wrong information which made Buhari believe it was possible to withdraw trillions of naira in circulation and reprint everything in three months.
He also said the people behind the naira redesign policy were those who wanted the APC presidential ticket but failed in their ambition.
”First, let me say this was the policy of the PDP. Emefiele was appointed the CBN governor by the PDP, originally. So let us not forget where he came from. They are the ones that cooked this policy together to help the PDP win the 2023 general election, and he deceived the president into thinking that it is possible to withdraw trillions of naira in circulation and reprint everything in three months. No country in the history of the world has done it.
”He deceived the president and gave the president wrong information and the Attorney General, unfortunately, supported this policy and we know why. Go and look at their antecedents, these are people who wanted to run for president in our party but they did not make it. This is their revenge plan,” El- Rufai said.