The Governor of the central bank of nigeria (CBN) mr Godwin Emefiele, has dispelled widespread rumours that he would be contesting for office of the president in the 2023 general elections .
This is coming on the heels of widespread, numerous reactions to his purported purchase of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Nomination and Expression of Interest forms valued N100million.Recall that 3 interest teams, the Rice Farmers Association of nigeria (RIFAN), “Friends of Emefiele ” and “Emefiele Support group ” had purchased the forms on his behalf.
Reacting through his verified twitter handle, Emefiele said that, should he decide to contest for the political office, he would prefer to use his personal resources.“I am humbled by the growing interest of these asking that I run for the office of president in the 2023 general elections: I have not return to that decision.
“I note and salute the sacrifices of these farmers and patriots going as far as raising personal funds and providing me presidential nomination forms: I give thanks them most profusely.
” However, ought to I answer their calls and choose to seek presidential nomination, i’ll use my own hard-earned savings to buy my own nomination forms.
“I can do so without proxies, in an open and clear manner in full compliance with the laws and Constitution of The Federal Republic of nigeria,” he said.He said that he would still serve the country in his capacity as CBN governor until he received divine counsel to contest for a higher office. .
“I can continue to serve and sacrifice for the good folks of African nation under the ready leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.“This is a serious call that needs God’s Divine intervention: in the next few days The Almighty will so direct,” he said.
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