Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Friday, accused Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele of introducing the naira redesign policy to revenge his failed presidential bid.
Emefiele was linked to the All Progressives Congress presidential race, which he denied after a group purchased the N100 million presidential form for him.
Ganduje, who spoke with BBC Hausa Service after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, alleged that the CBN governor does not want the elections to hold.
The governors meeting with President Buhari held hours after Governor Nasir El-Rufai raised the alarm that some elements in Aso Rock were working to truncate the victory of the presidential candidate of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in the February 25, 2023 presidential election.
Ganduje, on his part, said the governors told Buhari that redesigning of the naira would cause hardships.
“This is not the agenda of the APC, it is the agenda of those who surrounded the president and the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. You know he (Emefiele) wanted to be the president but he failed. That is why they don’t want the election to hold or prefer another party to win it,” the Kano governor said.
Asked whether the governors will part ways with the president on this policy, Ganduje said, “No, we are against this policy of naira redesign by the governor of the Central Bank and those surrounding the president.”