Governor Nasir El Rufai has raised concerns that the people behind the monetary policy want the military to take over Nigeria by making life unbearable to Nigerians.
The Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Godwin Emiefele and his backers in the presidency have been alleged to be ganging up to jeopardize the democratic system of government with the new naira policy.
The Kaduna state governor in a broadcast in Kaduna on Thursday, February 16, 2023, said:
“They also sought to achieve any one or more of following objectives:
“Create a nationwide shortage of cash so that citizens are incited to vote against APC candidates across the board resulting in massive losses for the Party in all the elections;
“Ensure that the cash crunch is so serious, along with the contrived and enduring fuel shortage existing since September 2022, that the 2023 Elections do not hold at all, leading to an Interim National Government to be led by a retired Army General;
“Sustain the climate of shortage of fuel, food and other necessities, leading to mass protests, violence and breakdown of law and order that would provide a fertile foundation for a military take-over.”