The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, of hoarding the newly redesigned naira notes for vote-buying in the forthcoming elections.
VANTAGE NEWS reports that this was contained in statement issued on Sunday by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Debo Ologunagba.
The party frowned at the difficulty currently being experienced by Nigerians over the scarcity of the new notes, stressing that the situation was because corrupt leaders of the ruling party were hoarding the notes.
PDP promised to end the sufferings of Nigerians when it’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar emerges as the president.
The statement reads, “The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) expresses optimism that the hopelessness and anguish brought upon our nation by the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration will be a thing of the past when the PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar assumes office as president come May 29, 2023.
“The PDP decries the excruciating pain and distress being faced by Nigerians arising from their inability to access the new naira notes occasioned by the reported nefarious activities of corrupt APC leaders who are compromising the system to intercept and hoard the new bank notes for their selfish vote-buying plans ahead of the February 25, 2023 presidential election.
“Our party is, however, saddened that the cash crunch had persisted due to the sabotage of corrupt APC leaders, including the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who are alleged to have masterminded the intercepting and hoarding of the new notes for their selfish agenda.”
The party added that, “Nigerians now know the truth and hold Asiwaju Tinubu and the APC directly responsible for the anguish they have been subjected to in the face of this excruciating cash scarcity; another reason they will deal Tinubu a humiliating blow with their votes at the February presidential election.
“The PDP calls on President Buhari to protect Nigerians by going after these felonious APC leaders as well as the saboteurs in the system who are reportedly working with the APC presidential campaign to mop up cash meant for distribution to our citizens.
Our party stands with Nigerians; the artisans, traders, drivers, “keke” and “okada” riders, labourers, food vendors, students and all hard-working citizens at this time of distress.”
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