The Peoples Democratic Party has accused the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu of stashing N22.5B he wants to swap for the new naira notes.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, said in a statement that the APC are looking to swap the N22.5b in old notes and keep it handy to buy votes in Kano. But APC campaign council spokesman Bayo Onaguga responded to the allegations saying it was false and misleading. Mr. Ologunagba stated that the APC was responsible for the cash crunch facing the country, adding that two governors in the North West were coordinating the onslaught. “The PDP has been made aware that the N22.5 billion in old N1000 notes was allegedly kept in a Kano State Government facility before being moved to a particular old generation and a certain new generation bank, where the regional heads were contacted by the APC Presidential Campaign to swap the old notes with new ones. “Further information revealed that the cash is being warehoused by the Tinubu Campaign for vote buying in Kano, Kaduna, Bauchi, Jigawa and Sokoto States. A particular APC State governor is reported to have taken delivery of N500 million new Naira notes to actualise the vote buying plot,” Ologunagba said. “Our party demands an immediate action to stop APC in this criminal act as well as to recover the money and make the new Naira notes available to the public.”
Mr. Onanuga, however, asked the PDP to produce evidence to back up their allegations. He said: “Let them provide the evidence if they uncovered such. It is not enough to dish out cock and bull stories in the name of press releases. Making senseless allegations every passing day, which has become the hallmark of PDP campaign is not how to win election. “Nigerians cannot be deceived by a party of looters. Nigerians can’t forget a party of people that looted over $2 billion dollars meant for arms procurement, when Boko Haram was killing our citizens and almost took over three states in the north east.

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