The Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has berated the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, for supporting the Naira redesign policy being implemented by the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Obi had on Sunday taken to his Twitter handle to aver his support for the currency redesign.
In reaction, the spokesperson of the APC PCC in Osun State, Remi Omowaiye, in a statement on Monday, said the policy is an attempt to “inflict pains on Nigerians.”.
According to Omowaiye, Obi is in connivance with bank officials to inflict hardship on Nigerians.
I am not surprised that Peter Obi is doing this, he has been a chairman of a bank before, most of the bankers are benefitting from this hardship, so I understand where he is coming from. Peter Obi has serious interest in Fidelity Bank. He went to keep Anambra money in the fidelity bank, which he ought to have been used to develop the state,” he said
“Peter Obi has once again displayed to us and demonstrated to us that his business interest supersedes the interest of Nigerians because I don’t expect him to come out and start defending this policy . I would have expected him to sympathize with Nigerians and condemn this policy, this is the same way he has failed to condemn IPOB over the killing of innocent people.”
The APC PCC spokesperson urged CBN to come up with effective strategies that will help help Nigerians rather than making them go through hardship before getting the new naira notes.