Governor of the Central Bank, Mr Godwin Emefiele, says he’ll decide on contesting the 2023 presidency in a matter of days.
Emefiele stated this on Saturday in a series of tweets.
According to him, contesting the 2023 presidency “is a serious decision that requires God’s Divine intervention: in the next few days The Almighty will so direct.”
The apex bank boss’ tweets followed a barrage of criticisms that has continued to trail the purchase of the N100million All Progressives Congress’ Presidential Expression of Interest and Nomination forms for him by some farmers and other associates.
Angry Nigerians have continued to demand his immediate resignation as CBN governor or sack by President Muhammadu Buhari.
But Emefiele in his tweets 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.”