“Banks will not deny any presidential candidates money, CBN just punishing poor Nigerians” – Kwankwaso
Rabiu Kwankwaso, presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), has said that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s latest policy allegedly targeting politicians was a waste of time.
According to Kwankwaso, all prominent politicians, notably presidential contenders, either own majority stakes in major financial institutions or have connections to those institutions who may assist them in raising the required sum of money.
No bank operating in any state would refuse to provide funds to its host, he continued, adding that the CBN was only punishing defenseless, underprivileged Nigerians.
When speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily program on Thursday, Kwankwaso questioned why a Nigerian would needlessly cause agony to those who were already in need.
He added that the CBN had to have given adequate notice and ought to have carried out the implementation gradually.
The candidate for the NNPP refuted Atiku Abubakar’s assertion that he was in discussions with Kwankwaso, and he also accused the PDP and the All Progressives Congress (APC) of relishing in propaganda and lying.
He said that he had never spoken with Atiku about a merger and had never even had a one-on-one encounter with him since he quit the PDP.
“I do not know why people are telling lies. Integrity matters a lot. His people are not talking to my people and my people are not talking to his people. To say that I am talking to APC or PDP is not true. We don’t intend to talk to anybody between now and the election. Let everybody go and fight it out. We will win this election.
“We are the only party that understands the suffering of our people. We do not have as much money as some others who believe in throwing money about to deceive the people. We are credible. We are well prepared. The outcome of the election will shock people,” Kwankwaso said.