Opposition plotting to use petrol, naira scarcity to scuttle elections, says Tinubu


Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has called for calm over the scarcity of petrol and new naira notes.


Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, Tinubu said the opposition is plotting to use the petrol and naira scarcity to scuttle the forthcoming elections.


The former governor of Lagos said Nigerians must resist the plots and protect the country’s democracy.


“This is a challenging period in the life of our country when our people are made to stay on the line for hours to get fuel and even get their own money from the banks,” Tinubu said.


“I empathize with Nigerians across the country, especially the poor masses who have been made to bear the brunt and pains of the CBN naira policy and fuel scarcity the most.


“While the government continues to work to solve these problems, let’s stay calm, maintain the peace and continue to shun and avoid any act capable of causing civil unrest and disharmony.


“What the opposition and enemies of democracy want is to create a state of national siege and tension that can disrupt the coming general election and create an atmosphere of strife in our country.


“We must say no to them. We must be resolute and stand firm to protect our democracy by ensuring we hold our elections in a peaceful and orderly manner. I am in this race to bring renewed hope and prosperity to all Nigerians.


“There are no challenges that will be difficult for us as a people to surmount when we stand in unity of purpose.”


Tinubu said if elected, he would work to bring economic prosperity and national unity that would be a source of joy to all Nigerians.

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