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APC backs Governors against Buhari, Emefiele


The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, to obey the interim order issued by the Supreme Court on the naira redesign policy.

The party made the call on Sunday after a meeting between the National Chairman of the party, Abdullahi Adamu, members of the National Working Committee (NWC), the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, and the APC governors in Abuja.

The governors at the meeting include Simon Lalong of Plateau, Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa), Abubakar Bello (Niger), Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna) and Yahaya Bello (Kogi).

Others are Inuwa Yahaya (Gombe), Mala Buni (Yobe), Bello Matawalle (Zamfara), Biodun Oyebanji (Ekiti), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi) and Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa).

Mr Tinubu joined the meeting while it was on.

Mr Adamu, who read the resolutions after the meeting, said Messrs Malami and Emefiele must obey the verdict of the court.

He also asked President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in resolving the lingering crisis.

“We asked the Attorney General of the Federation and the CBN to respect the Supreme Court injunction which is still existing.

“The meeting is asking his excellency, Mr President to intervene to resolve the issues,” Mr Adamu said.

Speaking with journalists after, Mr Adamu said the CBN policy has been causing tremendous pains for the people.

“I am sure you are quite aware of the fact that a meeting comprising of APC governors was held today and the leadership of the NWC of our great party was summoned for this afternoon and we had discussions and at the end of the discussions, we have resolved as follows and this resolution is without prejudice whatsoever to the case that is lying at the Supreme Court at this point in time. This has to do with the issue of currency redesign.

“We note very seriously that the programme and its implementation is causing tremendous difficulties to the people of Nigeria and to the national economy.

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