The presidential candidate of the rulling party, All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu on Wednesday accused the Muhammadu Buhari administration of using fuel scarcity and recently-redesigned naira notes as well as the new cash handling policies of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to suppress his chances at the forthcoming election next month.
Tinubu, who spoke during a campaign rally in Abeokuta this afternoon said, “You’re hoarding fuel and hoarding the naira, still, we will vote, and we will win this election.”
“Whether you change the ink of the naira or spend money till you are in debt, things won’t turn out as you hope, we are the ones who will win the election, and our opponents will fail,” Tinubu said.
The former Lagos state governor said the government’s plan to remove subsidies and increase fuel prices are tactics to dissuade voters. He promised to reduced fuel price if elected on February 25.
“They want to put their caps on their waist, they are planning to increase the price of fuel, don’t be worried, we will bring it down. They don’t want the election to hold, but will you let them?” he asked rhetorically.
“They think they can cause panic, the sabotaged fuel supply, whether there are means on vehicular movement or not, on election day, we will go and vote, and we will win,” he added.
Ifunanya Ikueze is an Engineer, Safety Professional, Writer, Investor, Entrepreneur and Educator.