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APC govs to meet Buhari over Naira scarcity, claims of ‘anti-Tinubu elements’ in Aso Rock




Governors on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are set to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari today (Friday), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, over the scarcity of the newly redesigned Naira notes.

According to a source in the APC Governors’ Forum, the governors will also discuss claims made by Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai that there were “elements” in the Aso Rock Villa who are hell-bent in truncating the presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the party flag bearer in forthcoming elections.

El-Rufai had, in an interview on Channels Television Wednesday, accused those he referred to as “elements within the Presidential Villa of working to frustrate Tinubu.”

El-Rufai said there were saboteurs in the Presidency whose candidates lost at the party’s presidential primary and were still bitter, and working against Tinubu’s success in the presidential election.

“I believe there are elements in the Villa who want us to lose the election because they didn’t get their way; they had their candidate. Their candidate did not win the primaries.

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“They are trying to get us to lose the election, and they are hiding behind the president’s desire to do what he thinks is right

“I will give two examples: this petroleum subsidy, which is costing the country trillions of Naira, was something that we all agreed would be removed.

“The second example I will give is this currency redesign. You have to understand the president. People are blaming the Governor of the Central Bank for the currency redesign, but No.

‘’You have to go back and look at the first outing of Buhari as president. He did this; the Buhari, Idiagbon regime changed our currency and did it in secrecy with a view to catching those that are stashing away illicit funds.

“It is a very good intention. The President has his right. But doing it at this time within the allotted time does not make any political or economic sense,” the Governor had said.

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