‘Ensure Bullion Van Politician Don’t Hijack New Notes’ – PDP Takes Swipe At Tinubu, Cautions CBN
Kola Ologbondiyan, the spokesman for Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Council, has tasked the Central of Nigeria (CBN) to monitor the distribution of new Naira notes following its deadline extension.
Information Nigeria had reported that Godwin Emefiele, the CBN governor, in a press release on Sunday announced a ten-day extension for the withdrawal of old Naira notes in the country.
The extension followed strong appeals from various quarters especially an overwhelming population of Nigerians in rural areas across the country.
Ologbondiyan however, reacting to the development via his Twitter handle on Sunday, said Nigerians had Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, to commend.
The former national publicity secretary of the party, further described Bola Ahmed Tinubu, APC standard bearer, as self-centered.
He charged the CBN to monitor the distribution of the new notes by disallowing Tinubu from hijacking them.
Ologbondiyan tweeted: “Nigerians have @atiku to thank for his patriotic appeal to the Federal Government to extend the deadline for the submission of the old naira notes.
“The difference between @atiku and @OfficialABAT had always been magnificently clear. While it is always about patriotism and the feelings of Nigerians for @atiku, it is always about the self for BAT.
“@cenbank must monitor the distribution of the new notes during this extended period and ensure that the bullion van politician does not hijack the new notes.”