New naira notes, fuel scarcity plots by Buhari’s regime to frustrate my election – Tinubu


Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC has accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime of using the unending fuel scarcity and introduction of new naira notes and cash handling policies of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to frustrate his chances at next month’s election.

Speaking in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Wednesday, said that they’re hoarding fuel to blunt his chances, adding that he would still win the election.

“You’re hoarding fuel and hoarding the naira. Still, we will vote, and we will win this election.”

“Whether you change the ink of the naira or spend money till you are in debt, things won’t turn out as you hope, we are the ones who will win the election, and our opponents will fail,” he said.

Mr Tinubu said the government’s plan to remove subsidies and increase in fuel prices are tactics to scare the voters, promising a reduced price at the pump if elected on February 25.

“They want to put their caps on their waist, they are planning to increase the price of fuel, don’t be worried, we will bring it down. They don’t want the election to hold, but will you let them?” he asked rhetorically.

“They think they can cause panic, the sabotaged fuel supply, whether there are means on vehicular movement or not, on election day, we will go and vote, and we will win,” he added.