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Sowore links Dino Melaye’s N500,000 cash donation to planned CBN redesigning of naira notes policy


By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, appeared to mock a spokesman for the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential campaign council, Senator Dino Melaye, at an event held on Saturday over the latter’s cash donation.

The event was the night of tribute held in honour of the late rights activist, Ariyo Dare-Atoye, in Abuja.

Melaye, who eulogised the late Dare-Atoye, donated N500,000 to a foundation set up for the deceased’s children.

The former legislator recalled how selfless the deceased was during his lifetime.

“Severally, he was in my house, and he never came for himself. He always asked me to assist others, he never asked me of anything,” Melaye said.

“I spoke to my brothers, Deji and Tosin, and they told me about a planned education foundation for the children. I’m pledging an annual donation of N500,000 to the foundation, and I brought the first part of it.”

Speaking afterwards at the event, Sowore attributed Melaye’s cash donation to the Central Bank of Nigeria’s plan on redesigning some naira notes.

Sowore said: “You can already see the effect of CBN redesigning of naira notes, politicians are now carrying cash in the daytime.”

The redesigned naira notes will be rolled out from December 15, 2022, according to the apex bank.

Naira denominations that would be redesigned include N200, N500, and N1000 notes.

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