, Tinubu, APC govs beg Buhari, Malami to respect S’Court -

Tinubu, APC govs beg Buhari, Malami to respect S’Court

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to abide by the Supreme Court’s order intended to ease the current financial crisis in the polity ahead of Saturday’s presidential election.

After an emergency meeting conducted at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja yesterday, the position was broadly accepted by the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and members of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), led by Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State.

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, ought to weigh in on the matter, according to Senator Abdullahi Adamu, national chairman of the APC, who briefed media on the conclusion of the meeting held in secret.

The call, according to Adamu, was made in order to lessen the hardship that Nigerians have experienced as a result of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s naira swap program (CBN).

“A conference of APC governors was conducted today, and the leadership of our party’s National Working Committee (NWC) was called. At the conclusion of the meeting, we reached the following resolution, which has no bearing on the Supreme Court dispute involving the redesign of the currency.

We take very seriously the fact that the Nigerian people and the country’s economy are experiencing severe challenges as a result of the program and its implementation.
“We implore the AGF and the CBN Governor to abide by the ongoing interim injunction issued by the Supreme Court. The meeting is requesting that Mr. President get involved in tackling the problems that are giving the economy such serious problems.

Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna, Simon Lalong of Plateau, Yahaya Bello of Kogi, Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa, Muhammed Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe, Mai Mala Buni of Yobe, and Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti were among the APC governor.

Adamu escorted Senator Iyiola Omisore, the National Secretary, Chief Emma Enekwu, the Deputy National Chairman (North), Senator Aba Kiyari, and the Deputy National Chairman (South) to the 2:30 p.m. meeting.

About 5:15 p.m., Tinubu arrived at the party’s important meeting. Later, governors from Kebbi and Lagos, Bagudu Atiku and Babajide Sanwo-Olu, joined the gathering.
Five days before the general elections, President Buhari yesterday pleaded for greater patience from Nigerians amid the continuous suffering that has followed the CBN’s new currency policy.

President Buhari appealed for more patience as the government takes appropriate steps to ease them in a message sent home from Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, where he attended the recently concluded African Union (AU) summit. He said he is fully aware of the hardship some government policies, “which are meant to bring overall improvement to the country,” had caused.

“I’m pleading with you to continue being patient as we implement the necessary measures to lessen these challenges. The President was heard saying in the video, “God willing, there will be light at the end of the tunnel.

Prof. Bongo Adi, a member of the Lagos Business School faculty, claimed that a large portion of the uproar is unjustified wrath. He argues that CBN should focus more on bringing vulnerable into digital payment system.

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