President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with the governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State House, Abuja.
According to Channels TV, the governors of Ebonyi, Ogun, Imo, Zamfara, Kebbi, Yobe, Lagos, Kaduna, Kano, Kwara, and Niger states are all in attendance.
The ruling party, APC, will be up against the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Labour Party (LP), and the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) in the presidential, national assembly, governorship and state houses of assembly elections that will hold between February 25, and March 11, 2023.
While the agenda of the meeting is yet to be ascertained, rumours making the rounds have it that it may not be unconnected with the state of the nation especially the Central Bank of Nigeria’s cash swap policy and the lingering fuel crisis.
Even with a ten-day extension, Nigerians still find it hard to collect their money from banks’ ATMs or over the counter, resulting in long queues in the banking halls and loss of man hours.
The price of a litre of the premium motor spirit, otherwise known as petrol, ranges from N350 to as high as N600 in some places.
Concerning the currency swap, the scarcity of the new naira notes has increased the charges POS operators collect on withdrawals. In most places, POS operators collect as much as N1,500 to N2,000 as charges from any customer that withdraws N10,000 instead of the usual service charge of N200 per N10,000.
Just this week, the governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El Rufai, accused some members of the party whom he regarded as ‘Aso Rock’ cabal, of hatching a plan to frustrate their party, APC, during the 2023 general elections.