Civil group rejects Supreme Court ruling
Tijani Adeyemi – Abuja
The apex body of all civil society groups in Nigeria, the Civil Society Central Coordinating Council has rejected the Exparte order made by the Supreme Court restraining the CBN and President Muhammadu Buhari from terminating the use of the old N200, N500 and N1000 bank notes as scheduled.
The group voiced its rejection of Supreme Court order on Wednesday through an address read by the National Coordinator of the committee, Obed Okwukwe in Abuja.
The group therefore called on President Buhari to immediately consider issuing Executive Orders to bring to effect this policy terminal date as the Supreme Court order did not restrain the exercise of the constitutional powers of the President.
The Council further said the rejection of the order by the Apex Court was because it was an attack on credible elections and call on the Supreme Court not to yield its platform for such election riggers to have access to illicit cash to compromise the election.
They also called on the apex court to immediately vacate the order as it was capable of derailing the credibility of the 2023 general election and ultimately truncating our most cherished democracy.
“The Supreme Court must redeem its image immediately and show Nigerians that it is not deliberately against free, fair and credible elections bearing in mind some very controversial orders and judgments of the court in the recent past.
The group also alleged that certain elements want to mobilise miscreants to cause violent disturbances across the country and civil society groups in Nigeria have dissociated themselves from such violent protests slated for this February 8th, 2023.
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