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Stop Toying Dangerously With Nigeria’s Monetary Authority – Oby Ezekwesili Blasts Emefiele



A former Minister of Education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili has lambasted the Governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank, Godwin Emefiele, over his failure to decide on his 2023 presidential ambition.

Reports had emerged on Friday revealing at friends of the CBN governor had purchased the N100m All Progressives Congress presidential nomination and expression of interest forms for him.

But Emefiele, in a post on his Twitter handle on Saturday, claimed that he has not decided on the presidential race.

Emefiele appreciated farms and patriots for going as far as raising funds and offering him Presidential Nomination Forms.

According to Emefiele, he would use his money to purchase the form if he eventually decide to contest the race.

He added that he would reveal his decision in the next few days.

Reacting, Oby Ezekwesili asked Emefiele to stop playing hide and seek concerning his intention to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

The former Minister accused the finance expert to stop toying with the monetary authority of Nigeria.

In a post on Twitter, Ezekwesili wrote: “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.

“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 CBN to go pursue it.”