Tinubu reportedly raps Buhari, says fuel scarcity, redesign of naira notes meant to sabotage his campaign  


Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday attacked the Muhammadu Buhari administration, saying he would be elected Nigeria’s next president despite attempts by some persons to sabotage his chances in the February 25 poll.

Tinubu made the assertion on Wednesday during a rally at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

He said there was a plot by some saboteurs to stop the 2023 general elections from holding.

“Let fuel be expensive, only they know where they keep it. Keep petrol, keep the naira, we will vote and be elected. You may change the ink of naira notes. What you expect will not happen. We will win,” the APC standard-bearer was quoted to have said in the Yoruba parlance.

“They said petrol will rise to N200/litre and N500/litre, let your mind be at rest. They don’t want these forthcoming elections to hold. They want to scatter it but that won’t be possible.

“They thought they could cause trouble; they sabotaged fuel but with or without fuel, with or without motorcycles and tricycles, we will vote and win. This is a superior revolution.”

“We will take over government through our PVCs. Even if they say there is no fuel, we will trek to the polling units,” he added.

President Muhammadu Buhari is the minister of Petroleum and Nigerians have been lamenting over the scarcity of fuel that has since seen the price fluctuating between N180 and N500 across the country.

Also, the Central Bank announced redesign of 200, 500 and 1000 naira notes of Nigeria’s currency with a deadline for the old notes to phase out.

On Tuesday, the Governor of the apex, Godwin Emefiele reiterated that the deadline remained 31st of January, 2023. ( Nigerian Tribune cited/credited in Sundiata Post report, excepting headline)

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