Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has claimed that the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN redesigned the Naira notes with the aim of causing unrest in the country that would lead to the postponement of the 2023 general elections.
Wike, who spoke on Saturday during a campaign in the Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Area of the state, claimed that the redesign is targeted at making people angry.
The governor alleged that there were plots by some persons in power to scuttle the election and introduce an interim government.
He said, “This policy (naira redesign) is targeted at making people angry so that they will demonstrate and riot and then the election be postponed. Then, they will introduce an interim government.
“No matter the provocation, don’t protest,” Wike cautioned the people of the state.
“This election will hold. This election is by the PVCs. This election is not an election of cabals; it is an election of Nigerians.”