Emefiele Not Contesting for Presidency – CBN
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has dissociated itself from a report by an online medium claiming that Godwin Emefiele, governor, CBN, may resign his position to contest for 2023 Presidential election.
The report said Emefiele would most likely resign his position to join the presidential race this January.
But Osita Nwasinobi, spokesman for CBN, told Leadership, that the report was a distraction from the CBN’s focus on it’s mandate of minding monetary policies, financial stability and supporting government programmes.
“I don’t know where that platform got their news from. We discuss monetary policies at the Central Bank and how to support the government, we don’t discuss politics. All these distractions, they should leave us out of them so that we do our job,” Nwasinobi said.
Another director at the apex bank said it was too early in the day to tag Emefiele with presidential ambition when the presidential election was still over a year away.
The report by the online had quoted a source at the bank saying that Mr Emefiele told his four deputy governors in December last year that he would be quitting his position as the Central Bank governor to contest for presidency this month.