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Atiku’s Silence Over Naira Scarcity Befuddling, Says Bode George

Former Peoples Democratic Party Deputy National Chairman, Olabode George, says the ‘conspiratory silence’ of the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on the scarcity of Naira is befuddling.

Speaking at a press conference in Lagos on Thursday, George also blasted the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, and the Director-General, PDP Presidential Campaign Council, Aminu Tambuwal, for being taciturn over the naira and fuel scarcity in the country.

George said, “In all honesty, I cannot decipher the logic of quietness against the cliff edge that Nigeria has been plunged.

“Our party, the PDP, and others, such as the Labour Party, SDP, NNPP, seem to have concurred to the present shenanigan. I wonder, what hate, what evil, what madness will propel anyone of sane mind to plunge Nigeria into the present state of hopelessness, annihilation and abject suffering of the citizenry.

“Due to this anomaly, which is a deviation from regulation or what is regarded as normal, there seems to be a graveyard silence on the part of PDP leadership.

“It puzzles rationality. It benumbs our senses as Nigerians wake up every day to daily agonies of perennial fuel scarcity, tossed at us by the NNPC and the agony of non-availability of cash, occasioned by the Central Bank of Nigeria through its Naira rebranding

“Where is the Presidential candidate of our party, the PDP, Atiku Abubakar? Where is Iyorchia Ayu, the National Chairman. How come the voice of the DG, Campaign Council of the PDP is drowned in perpetual silence, with the presidential election just a few days away?

“Why have they allowed their voices to be drowned in conspiratorial silence? Where are the opposition political parties? What does the graveyard silence portend for Nigerians? It seems to mean that Nigerians’ right to good has been consigned to the dustbin by the political class.”

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