Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele has rejected the presidential nomination and expression of interest forms of the All Progressives Congress (APC) bought for him by a group of farmers.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Mr Emefiele as saying on Saturday that should he decide to seek presidential nomination for the 2023 general elections, he will use his own hard earned savings from over 35 years of banking leadership to buy his own nomination forms.
The CBN Governor, however, thanked the farmers for their sacrifice, while stressing that he does not need proxies to obtain the nomination and expression of interest forms should he want to run for president.
“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,” Emefiele tweeted on his official Twitter handle on Saturday.
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Meanwhile, the CBN Governor also added that should he not run for president in the 2023 general elections, he would continue to serve and sacrifice for the people of Nigeria under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He tweeted: “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”.
TNG reports a coalition of commodity associations in Nigeria picked the presidential nomination and expression of interest form of the APC for the CBN Governor on Friday.
They said the decision was reached having realized that the CBN governor is one of the trusted and tested Nigerians that have the commitment and competence to protect the interests of farmers across the country and give priority to the commodity and agricultural value chain.