Naira Redesign: Clueless Buhari Will Go Down As The Worse President – MBF
The Middle Belt Forum (MBF) has said President Muhammadu Buhari would go down as Nigeria’s worse President over the controversial naira redesign policy introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
In a statement released on Sunday, the National President of MBF, Dr. Bitrus Pogu, said the President, who has no clue of what he is doing, is ending on a sour note.
Pogu stated that the naira redesign policy can not be said to be introduced to curb vote buying as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted the worst election that we ever had.
He warned Buhari that the benefits of the Naira redesign could never justify the damage to his credentials as a democrat and a stickler for the rule of law.
Pogu noted that “the policy, to the extent that it has caused a lot of damages, is true because for me to get some few Naira in my pocket I had to buy Naira with Naira. That is how bad things are.
“Somebody could not travel just because some people felt he had to pay in cash. And the problem goes on and on.
“Whatever his reasons for doing that I do not think it justifies the whole intention. If it was to stop buying of votes as some of them claimed, I do not think that is also justifiable given the fact that the election was the worst that we ever had, because INEC just did things and gave results arbitrarily. Today INEC cannot even allow contestants to look into their records; because they know that the records are not clean.
“So when you look at all these, there is no justification for what has been done. It has caused alot of damage. Some people think that socio-cultural groups are only noise makers, but we are not. When we see that things are bad we say it as it is.
“And I think and believe that ACF just told him the truth; that whatever his intentions it does not justify the hardship and difficulty Nigerians have been thrown into because of the so called Naira redesign policy.
“Again, when you look at the election itself and the fact that this thing has plunged Nigeria into a situation we never thought we would face, then you will say the whole thing is a mess because today, this election along with the Naira redesign will take President Muhammadu Buhari down memory lane as one of the worst President who has no clue of what he is doing because he is ending on a bad note, I’m sorry to say that.”