entral Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has debunked the allegation that he picked the All Progressives Congress (APC) N100 million expression of interest and presidential nomination forms.
According to him, he has not decided yet to run for the 2023 presidency.
He spoke barely 24 hours after reports that a group of a committee of friends picked the APC N100 million expression of interest and presidential nomination forms for him.
After the news went viral, many social media users demanded his immediate resignation, saying his dabble into politics is in contravention of the CBN Act of 2007.
But Emefiele, on his official Twitter handle on Saturday, said he was yet to decide whether to run for the presidency.
He said: “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.”