The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, has denied joining the race to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023, noting that, he can buy his own Expression of Interest and Nomination Form by himself.
Emefiele who has been chided by many Nigerians for dabbling into politics despite being Governor of the Central Bank thanked the farmer who reportedly bought the N100 million presidential forms for him.
“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,” he said in a series of tweets on Saturday.
“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.
“However, Should I 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,” he added.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu had called for Emefiele to resign immediately following the news that he has joined the 2023 presidential race.