Ill-fated political career, Oby Ezekwesili to CBN Governor, Resign Now
This is a joke taken too far – Oby Ezekwesili, Rotimi Akeredolu and some others have demanded the immediate resignation of CBN gov after picking up APC N100m presidential nomination form.
Oby Ezekwesili, a former Vice President for the World Bank’s Africa region and a former Minister of Education, Former Minister of Solid Minerals, and Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, have called for the immediate resignation of CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, following his decision to run for president of Nigeria in 2023.
Emefiele picked the N100 million form from the party’s organizing secretary at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja, on Friday morning, May 6.
Reacting to this development via her Twitter handle, Ezekwesili who described it as an ”ill-fated political career”, demanded the CBN governor’s immediate resignation.
She wrote, “The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria @cenbank must now immediately tender his resignation to stop further destroying whatever little remains of the country’s monetary policy reputation.
Mr Emefele should leave immediately- tonight- to pursue his ill-fated political career.✍?”
On his part, Governor Akeredolu described it as a ”Joke taken too far”.
In a statement released, he also called for Emefiele’s resignation. He added that the President should do the needful and disengage Emefiele if he fails to tender his resignation.
His statement reads;” The news of the purchase of Declaration of Intent and Nomination Forms to contest for the office of the President in the forthcoming general elections, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, purportedly by the supporters of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele, has been received with palpable disbelief and shock by many Nigerians.
This act, if unchecked, timeously, portends great danger to the fragile economy of the country.
Rumours had been rife on the subterranean partisan activities linked to him through these shadowy characters in the recent weeks.
Pictures of branded vehicles, ostensibly purchased for electioneering campaigns, were also were also posted on the social media.
The audacious moves by those who claimed to be supporting this interest have been unsettling.
This latest news confirms that the Governor may indeed be interested in immersing himself in the murky waters of politics like any other Nigerian with partisan interests.
It is incontrovertible that Mr Emefiele enjoys a constitutionally protected right to belong to any group or association.