The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai slammed the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele shortly after the Supreme Court ordered old naira notes to remain in circulation till December 31st, 2023. El-Rufai, who was present in the court for the judgment on the naira redesign policy, claimed that Emefiele put the policy together to help the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) win the elections.
While speaking to reporters, El-Rufai accused Emefiele of deceiving President Muhammadu Buhari into thinking that it is possible to implement the policy in a short period. He added that the policy was supported by those who wanted to run for president or governor but they didn’t make it.
“This is the policy of the PDP. Emefiele was appointed as CBN governor by the PDP originally so let us not forget where he came from. He was the one that put this policy together to help the PDP win the 2023 general elections.
He deceived the president into thinking that it is possible to withdraw N2trn from circulation and reprint everything in 3 months. He gave the president wrong information and the Attorney General supported him and we know why. These are the people that wanted to run for president and governor in our party but didn’t make it.”