Festus Keyamo Says Buhari Should Have Obeyed Supreme Court Order On Currency Swap Deadline

The spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council (APC-PCC), Festus Keyamo, is alluding to President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive on the naira swap policy being ill-advised.

The Minister of State for Labour stated that Buhari’s speech acknowledged that there were certain matters in court and that the President believed he was playing safe by purportedly intervening to quell the growing tension across the country.

Asked what his counsel to the President would have been, Keyamo said it would be for him to “comply strictly with the terms of the order of the Supreme Court, [which is that] all the old notes should circulate for now side by side with the new notes because that is the order of the Supreme Court.

He added that by virtue of the constitution, “all authorities in Nigeria must obey the orders of the Supreme Court,“ adding that anything to the contrary is “a descent to anarchy.”