CBN Governor, Emefiele Speaks Amid Calls To Resign Over Rumoured Presidential Ambition

The Central Bank of Nigeria’s governor, Godwin Emefiele, on Monday said he was focused on strengthening the nation’s economy amid calls by supporters that he should contest for the nation’s topmost office in 2023.

Supporters of the governor thronged the APC convention on Saturday where they openly campaigned for Mr Emefiele to be elected Nigeria’s next president.

Although he has not declared to run for the top office in 2023, his refusal to distance himself from campaigns putting him out as an aspirant has generated criticisms from concerned Nigerians.

On Monday, the CBN governor in a series of tweets said he was focused on the implementation of robust monetary policy that would support the fiscal policies of the government to grow the economy and address inflationary pressures.

“My focus at this time is a robust monetary policy and fighting inflation which is now a global problem; building a strong financial system in an increasingly uncertain global economy,” he tweeted in apparent response to the controversy.

Earlier on Friday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had called for Mr Emefiele’s immediate resignation.

-Premium Times

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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