The Presidency has debunked the allegation that the current naira swap is designed to keep President Buhari beyond May 29.
In a state House press release titled, “Stop the joke about interim government, elections will hold” and signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the president on media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, indicates that what should be made crystal clear to the doubters and the speculators and the untruth-tellers is that in no way was the naira swap “engineered” to keep the President in office beyond May 29.
Shehu said President looks forward to handing over the reins of power to his elected successor on May 29, 2023 as the Constitution requires it.
“The days of unelected Nigerian leaders, and those who outstay their welcome by unconstitutionally extending it, have gone.
Elections, just a week ahead, will hold and Nigerians will vote for the All Progressives Congress, APC, (and any others if they so wish) on the basis of their choice.
Our people want progress, good governance, law and order and will not be swayed by the negative energy that is being expended against a well-meaning currency change.
Finally, to state that: the President clearly has a favoured successor in Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is not in doubt.
“The fact that Tinubu has been opposed to the speed and timing of the Naira swap timetable does not mean he is against the idea of Nigeria becoming a cashless society. Of course, Tinubu does support a cashless society: for he is a man of the future.”
He warned politicians to stop creating panic and confusion in the country.