#NigeriaDecides2023: Hon Ayeni Lamented As Polling Unit Gets Low Turnouts, Faulted New Naira Notes Swap
… Alleges PDP Of Attacking Party Members,Warned Supporters Not To Come Out To Exercise Their Franchise
As Nigerians continue to battle with the New Naira Notes swap , A member of House of Representatives representing Ijesa South federal constituency in the green chambers of the National Assembly, Hon. Lawrence Babatunde Ayeni, has faulted the low turnout of voters in his area to the money swap policy introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Hon.Ayeni expressed his displeasure over the new naira notes swap, saying the timing of its implementation is wrong.
Speaking shortly after casting his vote at Ward 10, unit 13, in Ilesa West local government area, Ayeni who is also vying for another term in office in the House of Representatives under the auspices of All Progressives Congress (APC),opined that the new naira Policy affected the turn out of electorate in the area and that has disenfranchised many eligible voters.
He further affirmed that the new naira Policy was a good one, but condemned the timing of its implementation.
The lawmaker also spoke on the series of attacks taking place in Ijesa South federal Constituency where he alleged the PDP thugs of being responsible for it all.Adding that the hoodlum has created fear into the hearts of the electorate as they have warned them not to come out on Election Day.
“For almost three months now, Atakumosa East is not peaceful.
“They just wanted to frustrate voters but by the grace of God, I’m willing the election. Security is nothing.
“The PDP will attack you and be the one to raise alarm. They attacked some of our leaders and the police arrested four of them.
“The New naira Policy is not about vote buying, the policy affected many things. Some of the voters can not come out. They don’t have money to move out. If you struggle for two days to get N2,000, you will want to keep it to feed your family.
“The policy has it’s own advantages but the disadvantages are more. So, the policy is good but it is not at the right time.”
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