Godwin Emefiele, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has responded to a viral story about his plan to run for president in the 2023 election.
Since the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) selected expression and nomination papers on his behalf on Friday, the governor of the top bank has been under fire.
This sparked demands from well-intentioned Nigerians to resign, declaring Emefieke’s presidential ambitions as a serving governor undemocratic.
On Saturday, Emefiele stated he had yet to take a position in a post on his verified Twitter profile.
The CBN president stated that God will guide his choice in the coming days.
He said he would use his hard earned savings to fund the project, in compliance with Nigeria’s constitution, should he take a decision to join the contest.
“I am humbled by the growing interest of those asking that I run for the Office of President in the 2023 general elections: I have not come to that decision. I note and salute the sacrifices of those farmers and patriots going as far as raising personal funds and offering me Presidential Nomination Forms: I thank them most profusely,” he wrote.
Emefiele said should he answer their calls and decide to seek presidential nomination, “I will use my own hard earned savings from over 35 years of banking leadership to buy my own Nomination Forms without proxies in an open and transparent manner in full compliance with the laws and Constitution of The Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“And should I not run for elected office, I will continue to serve and sacrifice for the good people of Nigeria under the able leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“This is a serious decision that requires God’s divine intervention: in the next few days The Almighty will so direct.”
Meanwhile, Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu stated in a statement that Emefiele’s continuous actions over his presidential aspiration are criminality carried too far.
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