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The national vice president of Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene has criticised the state governors who stood against the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari on the naira redesign policy.

The president in nationwide broadcast directed that the old N500 and N1000 to stop being legal tender and allowed only the old N200 to coexist with the new naira notes in circulation till April 10, 2023.

The VP of Ohanaeze revealed that the state governors who maintained opposing stand against that of the president have no authority to challenge the directive of the president.

The Informant247 earlier reported that 10 states have dragged the President Muhammadu Buhari led government and the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN to Supreme Court over the redesigned currency policy.

The 10 states persuaded the apex court to declare the disobedience shown by the president to the order of the court as unconstitutional.

Okeke-Ogene said he acknowledged the pain and hardship the people are passing through as a result of the cashless policy.

He described the manner the state governors are challenging the president as treasonable felony.

He said: “We have only one Commander-in -Chief and he has made a nationwide broadcast stating the way he wants the matter to be resolved and these governors should abide by the president’s directive.

” If they don’t like what the president has done, they should approach the court, but not to incite Nigerians against the government. We don’t want our democracy to be derailed.

” What they are doing is treasonable offense and so we condemn their action because the situation in the country does not require further tension being created by these governors.”

” It is unacceptable to subject the people to queue endlessly in the banks to get their money. The idea of naira swap is okay, but not making it available is not good”, he said.

“Let the people endure because I believe that the situation will normalize after the election. For instance, the fuel scarcity has started easing and so they should know that the problem of naira availability will soon become a thing of the past.

” It is just for a few more weeks and we will survive it. I believe the president is fully in charge and with his assurance to the nation, the election will be peaceful and credible and there is no need for people to panic,” Okeke-Ogene stated.

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