Naira swap: CSOs warn INEC against postponing elections

Conference of nineteen Northern States Civil Society Networks has cautioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against postponing this year’s general elections.

The call is in reaction to the anxiety thrown up by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) naira swap policy,
The coalition also kicked against Federal Government’s position on the strategy, insisting that the policy was ill-fated and should be reversed.

Addressing journalists, at the end of their emergency meeting in Kano, president of the forum in Kano, Comrade Ibrahim Waiya, claimed that the coalition was aware of plot by some persons to scuttle the polls.

The coalition stated that the acclaimed benefits of the CBN monetary policy have been defeated by the brewing economic hardship, insecurity, poverty and uncertainties plaguing the nation.

It said besides the cumulative negative impact of the policy on the common man nationwide, the overheated polity was threatening conduct of peaceful, credible and acceptable elections this year.