Says court’s injunction to stop CBN from extending deadline on naira redesign is anti-people

From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure

The Action Alliance (AA) has taken a swipe at Mr Kenneth Udeze for seeking a court injunction to stop the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) from extending the deadline on the naira redesign.

Udeze, who has been suspended and subsequently expelled from the party, had on Monday spoken at a press conference organised by the Forum of Political Parties in Abuja.

The Action Alliance declared that Udeze lacks the locus standi to represent the party, having been expelled by the National Think thank the committee of the party, which is the highest ruling organ of the party.

In a statement by the national chairman of the party, Dr Adekunle Rufai Omoaje, the party said Udeze is not known to the party and cannot function at any level, hence his recent utterances and actions should be discountenanced.

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Omoaje who spoke on behalf of the leadership of the party declared that the party is not part of the Forum of Political Parties and did not support the forum’s position regarding the naira redesign.

He said “Kenneth Udeze’s Court injunction to stop CBN from extending the deadline on naira redesign is anti-people. He doesn’t mean well.”

The AA national chairman added that “Udeze didn’t represent our great party; Action Alliance since he’s not a member of the party. Since he doesn’t know that any policy causing pain should be rethought, he should focus on his proposed upcoming alliance with Atiku/Obi for 2023.

“Unfortunately, for Kenneth Udeze, the FCT High Court cannot stop Federal Agencies from performing their constitutional or statutory functions and it can’t issue any injunctive order to prevent the performance of statutory duty. An obviously anti-people injunction will achieve nothing.

“Today, Kenneth Udeze is fighting to extend the suffering of Nigerians for political reasons. That is not the position of our party and we will challenge same in the court of competent jurisdiction,” he added.