Naira swap: Buhari’s speech a recipe for anarchy – Adegbuyi
Foremost lawyer and activist, Asiwaju Bisi Adegbuyi on Thursday described President Muhammadu Buhari’s broadcast to the nation on the Naira swap policy as a recipe for anarchy.
Adegbuyi also said the President was in contempt of the Supreme Court by his speech.
The former Postmaster General of the Federation described the President’s decision to vary the order of the apex court as ‘a recipe for anarchy.’
According to him, the President cannot claim to have regards for the judiciary by given instructions that run contrary to the order of the Supreme Court.
While the Supreme court ordered that all the old notes should continue to be legal tender, the President in his broadcast declared that only the N200 notes should be recirculated by the apex bank, while the old N500 and N1000 notes have become illegal.
Adegbuyi said: “What’s happening underscores our position that Nigeria urgently requires a reset; a new beginning if you like. I align myself with the people who believe Mr President is in contempt of the Supreme Court.
“And that’s a recipe for anarchy stemming from a total disregard for the pronouncement of the highest court in the land. The aforementioned are just symptoms of a country in dire need of total and complete reforms of its political and economic processes. The political reforms being the big elephant in the room.”