The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has reportedly picked up the presidential nomination and expression of interest form of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
It was gathered that Emefiele picked the N100 million forms from the party’s organising secretary at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja, on Friday.
Emefiele’s spokesperson however did not return a request seeking comments, and the CBN governor himself declined comments, Peoples Gazette reports.
The purchase of the APC presidential form by Emefiele puts to rest speculation that he is plotting to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
Naija News reports that the Delta-born banker becomes the first central bank governor to seek an elective position while in office.
He joins a long list of APC members ready to battle it out for the ruling party’s presidential ticket.
With the purchase of the APC presidential form, Emefiele has joined Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi, Jigawa Governor Abubakar Badaru, Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Minister of State for Education Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Senator Rochas Okorocha, Ebonyi Governor David Umahi and Senator Ken Nnamani in getting the form ahead of the ruling party’s primaries.
A female presidential aspirant, Uju Kennedy has also picked her forms after paying the sum of N30m as directed by the party, among others.
Aspirants that have indicated interest but are yet to pick their forms are, Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, former National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio, former Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, a former House of Representatives Speaker, Dimeji Bankole.