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Don’t push Nigerians to stop Tinubu’s victory, SDP chieftain warns ‘cabal’

Factional National Publicity Secretary of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Alfa Mohammed, has called on the ‘cabal’ in the presidency to stop punishing Nigerians in order to achieve their plot to sabotage the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the coming election. 

The Kaduna state governor, Malam Nasir el- Rufai, Wednesday, in a television programme, alleged that there existed a cabal in President Muhammadu Buhari’s presidency bent on stopping the presidential candidate of APC.

Alfa Mohammed in a statement on Thursday, however, said “only an evil instinct of political suicide will cause a sitting government, sponsoring candidates in an election coming up in less than a month, to be churning out harsh and anti people policies that are capable of making the people hate it and reject the party candidates.”

He further said, “There is no doubt that the terrible effect of the ill-timed CBN swap programme, just like the bitting artificial fuel scarcity is causing untold hardship on Nigerians, especially, those at lower wrung of the economy whose daily survival depends on daily cash transactions. 

“The consequent spiral effect of the malicious and ill-timed cash restriction policy would be instant public anger and hatred against the ruling party and its candidates in the forthcoming elections, especially, its presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. 

“Further, the government risks mass demonstration against the policy on the eves of the election or mass boycott of the general election.”

“All of the above have the capacity to undermine public peace, the election and the Nation’s hard earned democracy. 

“Our unity is paramount in the current state of our Nation as we navigate through the delicate electoral process.”

He therefore called on President Buhari “to order the immediate extension of the terminal date of the currency swap to the end of june as demanded by the National Assembly.”

He said “the APC candidates should come together and cause their party leadership to meet with Mr president to correct the impression of an existence of a cabal. 

He also called on “all opposition parties should support the call for the extension of the terminal date for the currency swap. 

“The APC governors are advised to protect our hard earned democracy by remaining committed to the principle of power rotation between the north and the south and educating their subjects about the negative intension of the cabal behind the bitting fuel scarcity and the poorly and ill timed currency swap”, Alfa Mohammed said. 



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