Old Naira Notes: Monster Of Vote Buying Will Be Unchained – Shehu Sani Warns
Former Kaduna Central lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has warned that the recent Supreme Court ruling which brought old naira notes back into circulation may encourage vote buying during Saturday’s governorship and state assembly elections in Nigeria.
Senator Sani said the development may unleash and uncage what he described as a monster of vote buying.
He added that the Supreme Court ruling has not ended the suffering of the ordinary Nigerians brought about by the scarcity of the naira but may encourage vote buying on Saturday.
Taking to his verified Twitter account, Sani wrote: “The ruling on the old Naira notes has not ended the suffering of the ordinary man on the queue as purported; But it will unchain and Uncage the monster of vote buying for the Governorship election.”
Politicians Won’t Be Able To Use Old Naira Notes For Vote Buying – ICPC
Meanwhile, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has given assurances that politicians won’t be able to use the re-circulated old naira notes for vote buying during Saturday’s elections.
The ICPC Resident Commissioner in Osun, Demola Bakare, gave the assurance in Osogbo during the distribution of sensitive materials by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to local government areas across the state ahead of tomorrow’s election.
He said despite the approval of the Supreme Court for old notes to return to circulation until December 31, 2023, the ICPC has put adequate measures in place to ensure it doesn’t result in vote buying.