PDP Applauds Buhari For Commitment to Credible Election
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for his commendable effort to ensure free and fair elections, and for the cashless policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The PDP Presidential Campaign Council’s Spokesman, Mr Charles Aniagwu, stated this at a press conference on Thursday in Asaba while reacting to Mr President’s address on the naira redesign policy and state of the nations ahead of the 2023 elections.
He said that the President’s approval for the old N200 notes to be reissued for a period of 60 days alongside the newly redesigned notes, was a move in the right direction to cushion the sufferings of the masses, due to scarcity of cash in banks.
Aniagwu called on Nigerians to be patient with the government, adding that the cashless policy had the capacity to address issues of kidnapping, insecurity, inflation and exchange rate volatility in the county.
He said that some politicians in the opposition were attacking the President and the CBN cash policy, just to trigger a crisis and disrupt the elections.
“We must agree with Mr President that we appreciate the pains that Nigerian are going through on account of the scarcity of the naira following the redesigning of our currency, particularly the N200, N500 and N1,000 denominations.
“We believe that it is important that CBN takes steps to ameliorate the sufferings of the people and what Mr President did today is a pointer to the fact that government is desirous of solving the challenges of Nigerians who approach the banks for their money.
” So, the decision of the President to authorise the release of the old N200 notes into the economy for a period of 60 days, is a welcome development.
“We also agree that the cashless policy is important to curb corruption, address issues of vote buying, and deal with issues of insecurity and kidnapping which the policy to a great extent has addressed.
“We want to plead with our people to exercise patience with the government.