Bullion van politicians after CBN vault – Atiku 

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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former vice president, Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, has alleged that bullion van politicians are behind the onslaught on the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele. 

The organisation in a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, Tuesday, called for restrain, given the sensitivity of his position to the nation’s economy.

It claimed that it is on the backdrop of apprehensions that inordinately ambitious politicians that run activities with bullion vans and raw cash are out to destroy the nation’s financial institutions, particularly, the CBN, for their selfish political interests.

The organisation cautioned that the stability of the CBN as Nigeria’s apex financial institution is critical to the economic and social health of the nation. 

It also stated that it must not fall prey to corrupt politicians who are out to annex and control national patrimony as well as resources for their ambitions.

The statement read in part: “Nigerians know the politicians who are desperate for political office as their “turn”, who see our nation and her citizens as an estate for sale, and who believe that their vacuity, many gaffes, manifest incompetence, incapacity for leadership and allegations of smelly past can be perfumed through the dispensing of corruptly acquired cash.

“It is therefore important that those who are after the CBN and her governor should be careful not to discredit the institution in the process as the consequential effect of such will be disastrous on our already ailing economy.

“Our Campaign counsels such politicians to market their programs, if they have any, and end their reprehensible hope on vote buying.”

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