The presidential hopeful and senior lawyer, Olusegun Bamgbose, has said former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, has no moral right to tackle President Muhammadu Buhari over the ban placed on cryptocurrency trading.
He called on the former VP to help rescue jobless youths in Nigerian rather than attacking Buhari government.
Recall that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday, shut down the trading of cryptocurrencies in Nigeria, and ordered banks to close accounts operated by crypto traders.
The apex bank in its directive in a circular signed by Director of Banking Supervision, Bello Hassan, and Director, Payments System Management Department, Musa I Jimoh warned that disobedience to the directive will attract sanctions
Reacting, Atiku asked the president to avoid policies that will push investors away from Nigeria.
Atiku submitted that in the face of global economic challenges which is also affecting Nigeria, the government should be opening up the economy and not closing it.
Speaking to DailyPost, Bamgbose urged the former VP to stop attacking Buhari without pragmatically coming to the rescue of the jobless youths in Nigeria.
He said: “Atiku has the financial capacity to improve the lots of many Nigerians. He should not wait to be made President of Nigeria before coming to the rescue of the jobless youths in Nigeria.
“Atiku is super rich, it’s incorrect to say that Atiku is a multi-billionaire, he is not, he is a trillionaire. He has the financial capacity and capability to minimize poverty in Nigeria.
“The truth is that Atiku has no moral right, to continue to attack Buhari on the issue of joblessness in the country, because Atiku is in position to help fight hunger, hardship and joblessness.
“He is not just a great politician but a technocrat of repute. Atiku has not done much to impress Nigerian youths that he will make a better President.
“Action they say speaks louder than voice. This is the best of time for him to tell Nigerian youths that he cares for them.
“Attacking Buhari is not the way out of joblessness, let him tell Nigerians his worth by coming with programs geared towards improving the welfare of the youths.
“We have had enough of his attacks on the government, let him cone out of his shell and help Nigerian youths.
“The money he has should not only be for his family members. It’s time for him to show gratitude for the privilege of ruling Nigeria for 8 years with Pa Obasanjo.
“Let him revive the Atiku Care Foundation. Waiting till election time to start showing kindness is deception.
“Let him leave Dubai and come over to Nigeria to rescue the youths from hunger and hardship. He has no excuse whatsoever for not doing this.
“President Buhari will be happy to see Atiku moving from one state to the other commissioning projects executed by him as a person.
“Attacking and faulting Buhari won’t put food on the table of the masses. If he can’t rise up to the occasion, let him stop faulting or attacking Buhari.
“He should leave that to the activists. I don’t expect Atiku to be an activist but a great philanthropist. The time to prove his worth is now.”