The presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Dumebi Kachikwu has called on Nigerians to join him to rescue Nigeria, which he claimed has been destroyed by misplaced policies.
He also called for the sack of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, urging Nigeria “to support and institute an independent and corruption-free judiciary, strengthen law enforcement and ensure that INEC conducts free and fair elections.”
In a virtual address to the nation, Monday, Kachikwu lamented that the nation is in trouble as desperate men now fight over her soul, adding that the people have become casualties of the war.
While reeling out the ills plaguing the country, he accused the CBN governor of seeking to plunge th nation into further chaos through what he called “his ill-conceived Naira redesign policy,” allegedly rumoured to target a certain presidential candidate from the Southwest, which now threatens the nation’s existence.
He said, “Fire the CBN Governor, support and institute an independent and corruption-free judiciary, strengthen law enforcement and ensure that INEC conducts free and fair elections. You must reject any and every suggestion of an interim government. Nigerians will reject it no matter the cost to our nationhood.
“Our nation is in trouble. Desperate men are fighting over the soul of our nation and the Nigerian people have become casualties of war. How did we get here? How did our nation fail to the point that we have become immune to horror and death?
“Priests are being killed; a judge was killed in Imo State, 42 vigilante members killed in Katsina, the President’s own State. Scores kidnapped and scores killed across the country either by herdsmen, bandits or terrorists, all in the last two weeks. As if this is not bad enough, the most political Central Bank Governor in our nation’s history seeks to plunge our nation into further chaos.
“How else can one explain this ill-conceived Naira Redesign policy that is rumoured to target a certain Presidential candidate from the Southwest but now threatens our very existence as a nation?
“Nigerians are groaning in agony; people are being dehumanised as they endure long queues under the scorching sun to withdraw their hard-earned money. My heart broke as I watched the videos of those who stripped naked in banking halls all in a bid to collect their money.
“How do you speak of cashless banking in a country plagued by epileptic telecom networks and power blackouts? Who is deceiving who? Many parts of Northern Nigeria don’t have bank branches and lack the infrastructure to support e-banking.
“Was this not factored into the CBN Governor’s plan? What irks the most is the rumour that the same Presidential candidate this policy seems to target is the same person who frustrated the CBN Governor’s rumoured bid for office.”