Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday, said he has not decided whether to contest for the 2023 presidency or not.
Newsbreak reports that Emefiele said “should I decide to seek presidential nomination, I will use my own hard earned savings”.
The CBN governor had come under heavy criticism over the All Progressives Congress (APC’s) Presidential Expression of Interest and Nomination forms reportedly obtained for him by farmers and friends.
While some Nigerians asked him to resign, others asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack him.
“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,” Emefiele said in a Twitter post.
“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.”