The senator representing Kogi West and Chairman, Committee on Federal Capital Territory, Smart Adeyemi on Saturday, criticised the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar over his recent comments following the extension of the deadline for the return of the old naira notes.
Recall that Atiku Abubakar had extolled the CBN after it graciously approved the acceptance of old naira deposits even after the 10-day grace period. Atiku had said that new naira policy would build a cashless economy and reduce the amount of cash in the economy.
Meanwhile, Senator Smart Adeyemi while criticising the PDP presidential flagbearer for this statement, went on to blame Atiku, saying that his previous corrupt actions were the genesis of Nigeria’s problems. Commenting on the privatisation policy executed by Atiku’s administration, the senator said:
“Atiku is a man who must continuously ask for forgiveness from God and Nigerians because of the way and manner they disposed of our commonwealth to inexplicable people. When I came to the Senate, I was on the privatisation committee. When we investigated the privatisation, there was no single receipt to show forth regarding the assets that they said they sold. Nobody could trace who paid for what, no sign of payment, only approval to dispose of our asset. When you talk about the problem of this country, you can’t but trace it to the privatisation which was poorly handled without national interest at heart”.
Adeyemi also said that the crisis in the PDP would never end until after the elections because equity, justice, and equity on which the rule of law is built had been defiled by Atiku’s inordinate ambition