The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele has rejected the calls from farmers and patriots to contest for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the forthcoming general elections.
Emefiele wrote to dismiss the speculation Saturday May 7, 2022 on his Twitter account, @GodwinIEmefiele.
The CBN boss confirmed that there has been growing interest for him to run, but he has not come to that decision yet.
He however, assured that God Almighty would direct him aright in the next few days.
Emefiele wrote: “I am humbled by the growing interest of those asking that I run for the Office of President in the 2023 general elections: I have not come to that decision.
“I note and salute the sacrifices of those farmers and patriots going as far as raising personal funds and offering me Presidential Nomination Forms: I thank them most profusely.
“However, Should I answer their calls and decide to seek presidential nomination, I will use my own hard earned savings from over 35 years of banking leadership to buy my own Nomination Forms, without proxies in an open and transparent manner in full compliance with the laws and Constitution of The Federal Republic of Nigeria. And should I not run for elected office,
“I will continue to serve and sacrifice for the good people of Nigeria under the able leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. This is a serious decision that requires God’s Divine intervention: in the next few days The Almighty will so direct”, he said.