The governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has promised to unmask elements in the presidential villa working against the victory of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu.
Mr El-Rufai, who spoke on TVC news on Thursday, alleged that the currency swap introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, was orchestrated by some dark forces in the presidential villa to incite voters against the APC.
Recall that the governor made a similar allegation during an interview on Channels TV on Wednesday, but the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, denied the allegations.
“We are not against the policy, cashless is the way to go but you can’t do it in a few weeks. Allow time for every farmer, trader, student, and market woman in the village and in the city to be able to take their money to the banks and get new currencies or take the bullion van to them with the security and change their money.
“It is not everywhere that POS works, and it’s not everywhere you have bank branches. Let’s look for reasonable times according to the CBN Act before the legal tender ceases to exist,” the governor said.
He expressed optimism that despite the conspiracies against Mr Tinubu, the party would triumph at the polls.
“Unmasking them (cabals) is not as joyful as defeating them,” he said.
“They will be unmasked in time. We have defeated them when they wanted their people in the national working committee of the APC. We have defeated them when they wanted their own anointed person to be the presidential candidate without due regard, due process or even respect for those of us who are governors, that put the party together, campaign for it and deliver the election twice.
“We didn’t matter, we are governors, and [people are saying] governors are corrupt, they are bad. Meanwhile, none of them had contested an election and won an election, and if they did they won’t win,” he added.