Under the guise of protesting the shortage of new naira, the governor asserted that Oshiomhole was mobilising thugs to vandalise banks and disrupt state peace.
The order was issued by the governor through Chris Nehikhare, the state’s commissioner for communication and orientation, on Wednesday.
“We spent the entire day in the city, speaking with protesters and conducting investigations.”We discovered that there is more to it than meets the eye,” Mr. Nehikhare explained.
“At this time, we would like to request that security agencies question Adams Oshiomhole. He should be arrested and questioned about his movements over the past few days, particularly in Benin City.
“Oshiomhole intentionally incited the people’s protest,” the commissioner stated.
“I know that people will assume that the protest is due to a lack of naira notes, but even if that is the case, Nigerians should know which political party is involved, because it is ironic that the political party responsible for this policy is also sending people to destroy PDP billboards,” the commissioner added.
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Many Nigerians can’t get the new N200, N500, and N1,000 notes right now, which is causing trouble and suffering all over the country.
This prompted youths in various regions of the nation to demonstrate against the development.
In an interview with Channels TV, Oshiomole stated that CBN governor Godwin Emefiele deceived President Muhammadu Buhari into believing that the redesigned naira would prevent vote-buying during elections.
Oshiomhole said that the policy made no sense and that the decision was made without consulting the government.
He says that because the policy wasn’t put into place with enough thought, vulnerable Nigerians have to spend days at ATMs getting cash.
The former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said that the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) tricked the president into thinking that the policy would stop corruption during the February and March elections.
“There was no consultation, not even within the government,” Oshiomhole said. “At least the minister of finance cried out and warned that this decision could have economic consequences.”
Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Oshiomhole, had secured the party’s nomination to run for the Edo North senatorial seat.