The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has again taken a swipe at the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
According to Tinubu, when the government took over, the naira/dollar exchange rate was about N200 to a dollar, but it has depreciated to about N800 to the dollar on the parallel market.
He disclosed this on Tuesday at the APC presidential campaign rally in Calabar, Cross River State.
Tinubu and President Buhari belong to the same party.
The APC candidate further said the government did not know the way and how to think.
To change and the torture (sic), they moved the exchange rate from N200 to N800. If they have repaired it, if they have arrested this, we won’t be where we are today. We will have been greater.
“They don’t know the way, they don’t know how to think, they don’t know how to do,” Tinubu lamented.
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This is coming a few days after Tinubu attacked the Buhari-led government for the lingering fuel scarcity in the country as well as the naira redesign policy.
Speaking in Yoruba in Abeokuta, he said, “Let fuel be expensive, only they know where they keep it. Keep petrol, keep the naira, we will vote and be elected. You may change the ink of naira notes. What you expect will not happen. We will win.
“They said petrol will rise to N200/litre and N500/litre, let your mind be at rest. They don’t want these forthcoming elections to hold. They want to scatter it but that won’t be possible.
“They thought they could cause trouble; they sabotaged fuel but with or without fuel, with or without motorcycles and tricycles, we will vote and win. This is a superior revolution.
“We will take over government through our PVCs. Even if they say there is no fuel, we will trek to the polling units.”