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Presidency: Stop embarrassing Nigeria, Ezekwesili faults Emefiele’s response

Nigeria’s former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has faulted the response given by the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Governor, Godwin Emefiele, over calls for his resignation.

Many Nigerians, including the former education minister, had asked Emefiele to resign his position as CBN governor or be sacked by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), over his presidential ambition.

There had been reports that the All Progressives Congress Expression of Interest and Nomination forms were purchased for Emefiele to contest the 2023 presidential election by his supporters.

A coalition comprising Rice Farmers Association, Emefiele Support Group and Friends of Godwin on Friday reportedly obtained the forms for him.

The CBN governor earlier denied having an interest in the presidential race but made a U-turn on Saturday.

In his response to the public outcry that greeted his purchase of nomination forms, Emefiele said he would decide on whether to contest or not in a few weeks.

Ezekwesili asked the CBN governor to stop embarrassing Nigeria by resigning his position.

She said this in a seriea of tweets on Saturday.

She posted, “I just read your waffling neither-here-nor-there tweet reacting to news of your payment of N100M for the APC Nomination form for 2023 Presidential election. Seems you did not read what the APC Spokesperson said to ⁦
@Bloomberg. Resign. Stop embarrassing the country. Stop.

“@GodwinIEmefiele, this is for you. Time to end your low-grade hide and seek game that dangerously toys with the monetary authority of this country and its people. Resign.

“It is legitimate aspiration to seek to be President of Nigeria but resign from
@cenbank to go pursue it.”


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