Former minister of aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has said governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele has no intention of releasing new naira notes until March.
Mr Fani-Kayode, who is the director of new media for the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, made the allegation in a message he posted across social media platforms on Friday.
“Emefiele has NO intention of releasing new naira notes until March.
“He wants people to suffer, he wants chaos & he wants to scuttle the election.
“He is a dangerous pawn in the hands of sinister anti-democratic forces.
“Remove, arrest & detain him NOW!” he wrote.
Fani-Kayode had earlier accused Mr Emefiele of nursing a hidden agenda with the introduction of the naira redesign policy.
Speaking on Channels Television’s programme The 2023 Verdict on Wednesday, Fani-Kayode said “I don’t question the policy itself; I question the timing of the policy. People are suffering, people are going through hell, people can hardly achieve anything and I knew as far back as Christmas that this is what they were going to do.
“Yes, we need a cashless policy ultimately but why is it being introduced at this critical time? It will lead to nothing but suffering, resentment and hatred of not just the ruling party but of every single member of the ruling class. And I am sitting on your programme today potently accusing the governor of central bank of having a hidden agenda.”