The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has reportedly back-down from his 2023 presidential ambition.
It was alleged that Emefiele has decided to withdraw from the presidential race and has decided to continue as the CBN governor.
“CBN Governor has withdrawn from the presidential race and has communicated his intention to continue as CBN Governor,” a source told Business Day.
Recall that the apex bank chief met with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Thursday putting several speculations about his presidential ambition.
In a chat with State House correspondents after the meeting with the President, Emefiele told Nigerians to expect news on his presidential ambition soon.When asked by reporters if he would comply with the president’s directive to resign, he had said:
“There is no news now, but there will be news. You heard me, I said there is no news but there will be news.”The CBN Governor also said he was not worried about the speculations surrounding his purported presidential ambition, adding that he is loving the media attention.Emefiele had said: “Let them have heart attacks; it’s good to have heart attacks; I am having a lot of fun.”