By G9ija

The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has accused the Nigerian government’s naira redesign and swap policy of being aimed at sabotaging the upcoming presidential and national assembly elections, which are scheduled for Saturday.

Akeredolu alleged that the policy was also specifically designed to frustrate the chances of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, in the election.

Akeredolu made these allegations during a state broadcast aired on electronic media in the state on Thursday morning, just 48 hours before the election.

According to him, the cash swap policy of the APC-led government and the alleged artificial scarcity of fuel “are both lethal injections deliberately administered to de-market the APC government, create an uncontrollable crisis in the nation and finally frustrate the 2023 general elections.”

He said, “The goal is to truncate the election and deny the country the service of a true patriot, an endowed visionary with a proven record of character, knowledge, leadership and performance.

“It is also an attempt to abuse the principle of the rotational presidency by denying a section of this country its legitimate right thereby fuelling ethnic disaffection and creating a grave constitutional crisis in the country.

Akeredolu therefore urged the people of the state to vote for the APC’s presidential and other candidates in Saturday’s election. He assured the people that Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate, would tackle the many challenges facing the country and the state in particular if he were elected.

“As your governor, my duty to you at this time of great confusion and frustration is therefore to provide you with a clear vision of the path of redemption and hope. It is to charge you all to shake off the artificial frustration and the temporary barriers on your way to choosing a president who represents hope and assured brighter days ahead.

“My message to you is that despite all the well-planned intrigues to deny you of your democratic rights and the future and prosperity of your offsprings, which Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu represents, I urge you to troop out massively and vote for the APC on Saturday.” He added.