Out of the 18 political parties in Nigeria, 13 have vowed to boycott the upcoming elections on February 25 and March 11 due to the Central Bank of Nigeria’s currency redesign policy (CBN).

The “13 parties” applauded President Muhammadu Buhari on the redesign of the N200, N500, and N1,000 banknotes during a briefing by a coalition of political party chairmen on Monday.

The parties stated that if the new deadline of February 10, 2023 is moved as some governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have urged, they will not be interested in the polls.

The “13 parties” also knocked the Kaduna, Kogi and Zamfara State Governments for heading to the Supreme Court to get court injunction to extend the deadline for the validity of three old notes.

The National Chairman of the Action Alliance, Kenneth Udeze, who briefed the pressmen, said: “We hereby announce that at least 13 out of the 18 political parties in Nigeria will not be interested in the 2023 general elections and indeed we shall withdraw our participation from the electoral process if this currency policies are suspended or cancelled or if the deadline is further shifted.”

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