According to the Kaduna State branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria, politicians that base their election strategies on financial inducements are those who oppose the new CBN monetary policy.
The head of CAN in Kaduna State, Rev. John Joseph Hayab, who stated this, expressed alarm over the way some “selfish Nigerians want to create confusion in the country just because they do not like the Central Bank of Nigeria policy of Naira redesign and the new ATM limits.”
He said, “These people kept quiet when bandits and kidnappers made life in Kaduna, Northern States and especially Southern Kaduna hellish.
“We are concerned that what should be a monetary policy has become a tool for some politicians to pick a fight with the Governor of the Central Bank and his board. Why would a spokesman of a political party be releasing a statement encouraging the DSS to go after the CBN Governor?
“That shows that this is a case of the voice of Jacob and the hand of Esau.Surely, every right thinking Nigerian knows that politicians had stockpiled huge sums of cash in order to manipulate the 2023 elections.”
He claimed that they held the well-reasoned opinion that politicians whose electoral strategies are dependent on financial inducement were behind the attempt to scare the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria into abandoning the program of revamping the Naira and the new ATM restrictions.
Speaking further he said, “CAN Kaduna State, therefore, wish to state that nothing must happen to the CBN governor.Nigerians will also want to know why the arrogant and aggressive actions against the CBN new money policy, and what is the secret behind this hidden agenda?
“Section 1 (3) of the Central Bank of Nigeria Act, 2007, provides that “The Bank shall be an independent body.We remind all and sundry that the international community is watching this unfolding artificial crisis and is not fooled by the positioning of those who want to frustrate this patriotic policy.
“No one should take the silence and patience of Nigerians for granted. Nigerians have suffered enough.”