Oshiomhole claimed that the policy was aimed at scuttling this month’s presidential election.
Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele has been accused of deceiving President Muhammadu Buhari with the redesign of the Naira notes.
This is according to a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole.
Oshiomhole, speaking on Channels Television’s ‘The 2023 Verdict’ aired on Sunday, claimed that the policy was aimed at scuttling this month’s presidential election.
The former Edo State governor, however, exonerated Buhari from any blame.
According to him, the CBN sold an anti-corruption motive to Buhari, which made the president approve the policy.
“I can guess – I was not there – that in obtaining the approval, I believe the CBN deceived the President by amplifying the need to have corruption-free electioneering as if the election is the only project this President has a responsibility for.
“The President Buhari that I know will have no difficulty in agreeing,” Oshiomhole said.