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CBN: Emefiele visits Presidential Villa, may Shelve Presidential ambition

CBN: Emefiele visits Presidential Villa, may Shelve Presidential ambition
Written by Maritime First

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja met behind closed doors with the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.

Though the agenda of the meeting between the president and Emefiele could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report, a source said it might not be unconnected with the ongoing debate about his resignation or continued stay in office.

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A source opined that Emefiele, following unfolding development, might have developed a stronger love for his CBN Governorship portfolio, to risk a seemingly elusive presidential position.

The president had on Wednesday via a circular issued by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, directed members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) and other political appointees with political ambition to resign.

 

Emefiele is among the heads of agency and extra-ministerial departments.

When accosted by State House correspondents to talk on the outcome of his meeting with the president and the speculation over his alleged resignation, the CBN governor simply said.

“I’m having fun at the scenario.

Let them have a heart attack.

It’s good to have a heart attack.

I am having a lot of fun.’’

Grapevine however posited that Emefiele might have, therefore, informed the president of his intention to continue in office as CBN governor instead of vying for the All Progressives Congress’s presidential ticket in the 2023 general elections.

The source, further maintained that the CBN governor had this, decided to concentrate on his official job of safeguarding and transforming the nation’s economy.

Some farmers’ associations in the country had raised N100 million to purchase APC Presidential Expression of Interest and Nomination forms for Emefiele, ahead of the party’s primary on May 31.

 

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