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REVIEW… Emefiele, Bawa: Is Tinubu continuing Buhari’s tradition of ignoring courts, keeping ‘enemies’ locked up?

On May 29th, 2023, during his inaugural speech, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu hinted on something many had suspected or feared, depending on what side Nigerians belonged, when he declared that there would be a thorough house cleaning in the nation’s financial sector, an obvious reference to the financial policies adopted over the years by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) under its suspended Governor, Godwin Emefiele.


President Tinubu’s declaration did not however come as a serious surprise to many who had followed the back and forth Emefiele’s naira redesign policy was and the hardship it brought upon Nigerians and the rife insinuations that the policy was targeted at hurting Tinubu’s chances at winning the February 25, 2023 presidential election.


Ripples Nigeria recalls that Tinubu, during the campaigns in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, declared that if the then administration wants, let them hoard both the naira and petrol, election will take place and he would win.