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General News of Friday, 3 February 2023


New Naira Note: Atiku, PDP plan to buy Nigerians using mobile apps - FFK alleges

A collage of Femi Kayode and Atiku Abubakar A collage of Femi Kayode and Atiku Abubakar

Femi Fani-Kayode, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar plans to use mobile apps to buy Nigerian votes ahead of the February 25 polls.

His statement comes after Atiku, a former vice president had urged the Central Bank of Nigeria against extending the February 10 deadline for the exchange of new naira notes.

“Secondly, Atiku is saying this because he knows what his party is trying to do. They plan to send money to people on the app throughout the election period. We are saying that they should stop pretending not to be the biggest cheats, lairs, and thieves in the history of Nigeria," Fani-Kayode said.

Atiku in an earlier statement said that only vote riggers will seek an extension of the deadline to carry out their agenda.

Atiku said: "There should be no further postponement on the new naira regime after the expiration of the February 10 deadline. The vote riggers are seeking to push the CBN to extend till after the election when they would have achieved their evil plots.

"The CBN and the Presidency should be steadfast. The merits of the new naira policy far outweigh the little inconvenience we are experiencing.”