2023: Akeredolu calls for Emefiele’s immediate resignation
The Chairman of the Southern Governors Forum and Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Friday called for the immediate resignation of the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele, following the purchase of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential form by the CBN governor.
Akeredolu who stated this in a statement personally signed by him expressed shock and disbelief over the development said Emefiele’s entrance into the race portends great danger to the fragile economy of the country.
The governor said if Emefiele proceeds to submit his form without resigning his position as the governor of CBN, it will amount to illegality, saying Emefiele has compromised the integrity of the apex bank and cannot legitimately continue to hold and function in that office.
According to the governor, the purchase of declaration of intent and nomination forms laid to rest speculations about the CBN governor to contest in the 2023 presidential election.
Akeredolu.said ” The latest news confirms that the CBN Governor may indeed be interested in immersing himself in the murky waters of politics like any other Nigerian with partisan interests.
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.