2023: Emefiele meets Buhari, says there will be news on rumoured presidency

Central bank governor, Godwin Emefiele, on Thursday told Nigerians to expect news on his rumoured presidential bid and president Buhari’s directive for appointees contesting in the 2023 elections to resign.

Emefiele, who stated this in a chat with reporters, after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, refused to give a direct answer when asked if he would obey the president’s directive.

“There is no news now, but there will be news. You heard me, I said there is no news but there will be news,” he said.

The apex bank governor also said he is having fun over the controversy generated by his rumoured presidential bid.

“Let them have heart attack; it’s good to have heart attack; I am having a lot of fun,” he said.

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Although Emefiele has not officially declared his interest in contesting the 2023 presidency, three support groups recently purchased the presidential nomination and expression of interest forms of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for him.

Commenting on the development in a series of tweets a day after the purchase of the forms, Emefiele thanked those who purchased the form but said he would get the forms himself if he decides to contest.

He later filed a case at the federal high court in Abuja, asking for a ruling allowing him to contest the 2023 presidential election while still the governor of the country’s apex bank.



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