Tinubu Finally Talks About Buhari’s Cashless Policy

President Bola Tinubu said on Thursday that former President Muhammadu Buhari’s cashless policy in the last general election has taken away our “money” even though the policy didn’t work, according to him.

He made the assertion in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, where he said he had to invoke the spirit of freedom and determination as symbolised by “Baba Emilokan” to overcome the obstacles in the election.

He said that he remained hopeful and hopeful of victory in the last presidential election, despite the ineffective monetary policy implemented by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

According to a statement released by Dele Alake, Special Advisor to the President for Special Tasks, Communications and Strategy, the President spoke in separate remarks at the palaces of Ijebuland’s Supreme Ruler, Oba Sikiru Adetona, in Ijebu-Ode and Alake d’Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, in Abeokuta, during a visit of thanks to the Royal Fathers.

The 2023 presidential election, President Tinubu expressed his concern about the confiscation of money and the failure of the cashless policy, and how he had previously sought wisdom and guidance from Oba Adetona during his visit to the palace.

He said: “Our money was taken.

The cashless policy didn’t work, it was terrible then.

I realized that I had come to Ogun State to evoke the free spirit we are known for.

“I summoned that spirit twice. Spirit of Baba Emilokan. That’s Baba.

Be blunt, be decisive, he is, he will tell you. The second spirit is money or no money (we will vote and we will win).”

President Tinubu acknowledged that these spirits were the driving force behind his ministry and expressed his gratitude to Oba Adetona, all Obas and elected officials, especially his “personal friend”, Senator Gbenga Daniel, the senator representing Ogun East.

He thanked them for their loyalty and commitment during these crucial moments of the 2023 elections.

The president, who described his visit to Ijebu-Ode as a homecoming, told Kabiyesi: “The way you took me, the way you responded to me, all I can say is thank you. May you live long and may witness a prosperous Nigeria.”

He also thanked Nigerian billionaire businessman Chief Mike Adnuga for his presence and expressed pride in his contribution to the Nigerian economy.

The statement said that during his visit to Abeokuta, President Tinubu thanked Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, for hosting him, and described him as a great leader.

He expressed his commitment to keep his promises and appealed to the prayers of the citizens of the state to ensure progress and stability in the country.

The statement further quoted him as saying, “I have fulfilled my promise to return with victory and the crown.

“Hope has increased; hope is here. That hope will never fail. This hope will recharge your life in a positive way.

“By the grace of Almighty God, we will reap the fruits of our labor, Nigeria will see positive change, just endure these painful baby steps.

“This country is the only country we have.

I have been a refugee and I know what it means to be a refugee and I still have my green passport.”

In separate remarks at the palaces of the Paramount ruler of Ijebuland and Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, in Abeokuta, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State thanked the President for the visit to the State, describing him as a man of uncommon grace and a living testimony of resilience.

Chronicling the president’s record as a visionary politician, the governor said President Tinubu’s pronouncement in the first weeks in office defined him as duly prepared and qualified for office.

Oba Adetona and Oba Gbadebo, in separate remarks in their palaces, commended President Tinubu for his leadership, acknowledging him as a chosen instrument of God to rectify past shortcomings.

They offered prayers for the guidance and good health of the President, urging Nigerians to support his administration.

Also speaking, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, the Akaraigbo of Remoland, who praised the president for starting his administration exceptionally well, noted that people urgently need palliatives to mitigate the effects of current challenges.

He praised the decisions taken so far by the administration, reminding the President of his promise to ensure Remo’s development.

Oba Ajayi added: “I remember when you came to Palace and all we said was that our dream for you is to go and win the primaries, and once you win the primaries, I’m sure God will take us there.

I’m so glad God brought us there. “I want to remind you what you said when you came to Remo.

You said that Sagamem is very close to Lagos and you are surprised by Remo’s level of development.

Now is the time for Mr. President to walk the talk. “

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