Emefiele A Member Of APC, Says Chairman

Report has it that the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, is a card-carrying member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

This is according to the Chairman of Ward 6 in the Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, Mr Nduka Erikpume, who spoke with PUNCH on Sunday.

According to Erikpume, the CBN governor had registered as an APC member.

This is amid calls for Emefiele’s resignation or sacking as CBN Governor on the grounds that his partisanship is against the constitution.

Meanwhile, Emefiele will this week decide if he will contest for President in 2023.

According to him, if he fails to declare interest, he will continue to serve as CBN Governor.

This is despite groups purchasing a presidential form for him.

He wrote, “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.

“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.”

Meanwhile, the main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said “Emefiele’s involvement in partisan politics while still holding office as CBN Governor underpins the impunity, lawlessness and recklessness of the Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration. It further confirms that the CBN under Emefiele has all along been the finance department of the APC.

“It is now evident that the summersault of the economy under Mr. Emefiele as CBN Governor has been influenced by a personal partisan interest for which the CBN under his watch allegedly allowed multiple leakages in our financial regulations through discriminatory exchange rate policies and nebulous subsidies to funnel billons of naira to political lackies to fund a presidential ambition.”

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