Omoyele Sowore, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC, on Wednesday, blasted President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele, over the newly-redesigned naira notes.
GoldenNewsNg reports that Sowore accused Buhari and Emefiele of playing Nigerians by redesigning the naira.
In a tweet, the AAC presidential candidate described the president and the CBN governor as crooks.
He stressed that no significant change occurred to the naira, and it seems Nigerians have been deceived again.
Buhari had unveiled the redesigned N200, N500 and N1000 notes at the commencement of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
The new Naira notes will become legal tender commencing from December 15, while the old ones will cease to be legal tender effective February 1, 2023.
This is the first time in 19 years that Nigeria will be redesigning some of her currency notes.
Sharing a photograph on Twitter, Sowore expressed disappointment at the development.
He wrote: “@GodwinIEmefiele of the @cenbank, and @MBuhari just played Nigerians over the fraudulent so-called redesign of the Naira. Nothing was “redesigned” just a change of dye. Crooks! #WeCantContinueLikeThis.”