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Those behind scarcity of naira notes want to sabotage elections – Gov. Wike

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has described the scarcity of the new naira notes as an attempt to sabotage the forthcoming general elections.

The Governor made the revelation on Saturday at the campaign rally of the party in Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

The Governor said the motive behind the scarcity of the new naira notes was to frustrate and cause the people of the state begin protests and which may lead to the postponemnent of the elections and announcement of an interim government.

Wike described those behind the scarcity of the new naira notes as enemies of the nation, who misled President Muhammadu Buhari into accepting the naira redesign idea.

He said: “Let nobody try to scuttle this election.

“This policy (naira redesign) is targeted at making people angry so that they will demonstrate and riot and then the election will be postponed. Then they will introduce an interim government.”

He sent message of advice to the people to remain calm and do away with protests despite the “provocation” triggered by the scarcity of the new naira notes.

He also said: “No matter the provocation, don’t protest. This election will hold. This election is by the PVCs. This election is not an election of cabals; it is an election of Nigerians.

“You said you want to remove the old currency but we have not seen the new ones. Can you buy fuel? Can you buy anything to eat again? Now, tell me, would you vote for anybody who loves Nigeria and is running for election, who supports this CBN policy?

“Those supporting this kind of thing are enemies of Nigeria. I believe that they did not tell President Buhari the correct thing because I and the president are going at the same time — May 29. Nobody will stay one day more than the other.

“So, I know the man will like to finish well and go and I won’t see what is bad and not advise him. Those plotting all these things are those who don’t like him. But I believe he will hear the cries of Nigerians.”

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