7th May, 2022
The Governor of the Central Bank, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has not foreclosed his joining the 2023 APC presidential race, but said he is waiting for God to decide.
“This is a serious decision that requires God’s Divine intervention: in the next few days, The Almighty will so direct,” he said in a tweet on Saturday.
Emefiele reacted after he came under heavy criticism following reports that the All Progressives Congress’ Presidential Expression of Interest and Nomination forms had been obtained for him by farmers and friends.
The CBN governor thanked the farmers but noted that he will use his own money to buy the forms when he decides to join the presidential race.
“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”.