Kano Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has lamented elements of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election are regrouping and dangerously masquerading in the prevailing crisis generated by the cash policy to scuttle the nation’s hard-earned democracy.

Ganduje was reacting to an interim injunction by a Federal High Court in Abuja stopping the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) from extending the 10-day deadline for the currency swap.

“The group’s latest attempt is camouflaging in unknown political parties through the use of legal instruments to further impose unfeasible cash policy that is taking its toll on the masses in the country.

“The unknown political parties are also allegedly colluding with the main opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to execute this fiendish scheme,” Ganduje said.

The Governor, in a statement by Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, on Tuesday observed that the open support for the policy by the main opposition party and its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar lay bare the grand complicity between the opposition and the apex bank to deliberately thwart the nation’s hard-earned democracy by imposing harsh policies calculated to weaken the masses.

“It is unfortunate that the CBN and its collaborators are insisting unnecessarily on the imposition of an unreasonable time frame for the old naira notes to cease to be legal tender, in total refutation of the obvious national dearth in the necessary technological infrastructure for the process.

“The rigid insistence on the implementation of these harsh, inhuman and insensitive cash policies to a point of neglecting their widespread rejection by the vast majority of Nigerians including the National Assembly and all state governors, is an ominous agenda for the undermining of the nation and consequent scurrying of a smooth transition to a freely and fairly elected successive administration,” Ganduje said.

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