Anti Democracy Groups Regrouping To Scuttle Democracy – Says Ganduje
By Ahmad Tijjani Abdul
Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Tuesday alerted the Nation that anti democracy elements that annulled June 12, 1992 presidential election are regrouping to scuttle the nation’s democracy.
Dr. Ganduje’s outcry came on the heels of similar warning by an Elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai OFR last Sunday that certain unnamed forces are out to manipulate the presidential election and plunged the nation into crisis.
Barely 72 hours after the earth shaking allegations, relevant authorities are keeping sealed lips to suspected clandestine move.
The Chieftain of the ruling All Progressive Congress said the element who are “dangerously masquerading in the prevailing crisis generated by the cash policy have embraced legal instrument to further impose unfeasible cash policy that is taking its toll on the masses in the country.”
The governor of the most populous state in Nigeria who reacted to an interim injunction issued by a federal high court in Abuja, stopping the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) from extending the 10 day deadline set for the currency swap stressed that an “unknown political parties are also allegedly colluding with the main opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to execute this fiendish scheme.”
A statement issued by the commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba, that was made available to Daily INDEPENDENT quoted the governor to have further observed that the open support for the policy by the main opposition party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar also lay bare the grand complicity between the opposition and Apex Bank to deliberately thwart the nation’s hard earned democracy by imposing harsh policies calculated to weaken the masses.”
He said “it was unfortunate that the CBN and it’s 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.”
Ganduje further stated that “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.”