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TRENDING: Nigerians Want Emefiele to Resign

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The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria has joined the list of persons who have the All Progressives Congress’ Nomination and Expression of Interest forms for the presidency, valued at N100 million.

The forms were reportedly picked up on his behalf by three groups – Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, Friends of Emefiele, and Emefiele Support Group.

This put paid to speculations over the intent of the groups that have been calling on the CBN governor to run in next year’s presidential election.

The coalition of groups may be smiling, but many Nigerians aren’t, going by the reactions on social media to the news of the purchase of the forms for Mr. Emefiele.

A legal practitioner @AbdulMahmud says Emefiele’s involvement in partisan politics contravenes the CBN Act of 2007.

Meanwhile, the civil society organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) wants Mr. Emefiele to resign as engaging in politics will detract him from his full-time duties.

Other individuals are also calling for his resignation.


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