The vice presidential candidate of the Labour Party for the 2023 polls, Dr. Datti Baba-Ahmed, has described as treasonable the comments of the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, on the broadcast of President Muhammadu Buhari on the Naira redesign policy.
He spoke at a news conference in Abuja on Friday following El-Rufai’s statewide address on the controversial policy.
In the address, the Kaduna State Governor faulted the position of Buhari vis-a-vis the ruling of the Supreme Court that the old and new Naira notes should exist side by side.
He then directed the people of Kaduna State to keep spending the old Naira notes.
Reacting at the news conference on Friday, Baba-Ahmed said the governor’s comment amounts to treason and wondered why the Presidency is silent.
The Labour Party vice presidential candidate said: “Anybody who commits this kind of indiscipline under our leadership, the full weight of the law should bear on him.
“We have been more than bewildered at the failures we have witnessed in the past few days.
“However, it is more of an act of treason.
“So to say it is an act of treason.
“If an elected governor of a constituent part of a sovereign country will give direct instructions to the contrary of what is the exclusive preserve of the Federal Government.
“Why as a Commender-in-Chief you give a clean executive constitutional order and a state governor goes out to say that you should continue to exchange those currencies?
“This is to say that there are two authorities in a country.”