Atiku under fire over naira remarks

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The opposition has criticized Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate for the 2023 election, for allegedly making contradictory remarks about the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) policy to redesign the naira.

Atiku reportedly reversed course on Sunday and claimed that the CBN’s naira redesign policy is harming common people.

The former vice president supported the currency redesign strategy more than two weeks ago, urging the apex bank to stick to the February 10 deadline for the demonetisation of the old naira notes.

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The PDP candidate added that any further extension would defeat the policy’s goal and purpose.
Reacting to Atiku’s change in stance, Festus Keyamo, the spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), slammed the PDP candidate for being ‘double-faced’, and ‘playing with the lives of Nigerians’.
Check out the shifting positions of a two-faced candidate who constantly plays politics with Nigerians’ lives, just as he did with the horrifying murder of Deborah Samuel in Sokoto last year, wrote Keyamo on his verified Twitter account on Monday morning along with screenshots of Atiku’s remarks.

The presidential candidate for the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, implied that Atiku is not a true leader in a similar vein.

On Monday, Sowore posted the following on Twitter: “Opportunistic @atiku thought he could profit from the poverty-inducing Naira Design to win election.

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“Any real leader would have understood how the “naira design” fraud would harm the poor Nigerians. the reason why I keep stating that there is no distinction. He will be here to sell everything.

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