2023: Pro-Emefiele Group Holds Rally at APC Convention, Declares Support for CBN Governor

2023: Pro-Emefiele Group Holds Rally at APC Convention, Declares Support for CBN Governor

  • The APC national convention has provided an opportunity for various support groups to promote their preferred aspirants
  • A pro-Emefiele group has used the opportunity of the national exercise to promote the purported presidential aspiration of Godwin Emefiele
  • Emefiele, 60, is Nigeria's Central Bank governor from Delta state and noted for his reforms in the country's apex bank

Eagles Square - The Emefiele Solidarity Vanguard (ESV) on Saturday, March 26 staged a massive rally at the Eagles Square, the venue of the ongoing All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention.

Dressed in branded t-shirts, while displaying banners and placards of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Godwin Emefiele, the group asked leaders of the ruling party to allow the apex bank chief to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

Emefiele continues to get huge support from various political groups across the country. Photo credit: @cenbank
Source: Twitter

According to them, President Buhari has been able to achieve so much because of the fiscal policy of the CBN and its implementation by the Emefiele-led team at the apex bank.

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Addressing journalists including a Legit.ng reporter during the rally, coordinator of the group Patriot Daniel Enyi said they are at the national convention to celebrate the anchor borrower's scheme of the federal government.

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He said the scheme has led to the agricultural revolution in the country, and the monetary policy that has stabilised the economy.

He also listed the forex policy, the transformation of the automobile industry, the ease of doing business, social investment programs, and many more as achievements of Emefiele.

According to him, the federal government is lifting Nigeria out of poverty due to the policies of the apex bank under Emefiele.

His words:

“Today, we say thank you to the governor of the Central Bank Nigeria, Dr. Godwin Emefiele for his steadfastness and patriotism in discharging his duty as the head of our apex Bank.

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“As the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari is coming to an end, the nation needs a very strong-willed and ideologically transformed personality with justifiable evidence of patriotic services like Dr. Godwin Emefiele as the next president of Nigeria.
“We are very happy that this party has maintained the economy of Nigeria as the best and strongest economy in Africa.”

While asking APC leaders to support the group for the actualisation of Emefele's presidency, Enyi said:

“We have identified Dr. Godwin Emefiele based on his sense of patriotism and commitment to duty, his genuineness in rendering service to the nation as President Buhari's possible successor.
“This is a project that all well-meaning Nigerians should be involved. We should look for our best brains and encourage them to take positions of higher responsibilities, Emefiele is being offered such by Nigerians.
“We call on the political class, the business class, and the academia to prevail on Dr. Godwin Emefiele to take the mantle of leadership from our able leader, President Muhammadu Buhari as he hands over power in 2023.”

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2023: Godwin Emefiele has a right to seek presidential office, says political analyst

In a related development, a political analyst, Monsuru Arilesere has stated that Emefiele has a right to aspire to be the president of Nigeria ahead of the 2023 general elections.

In a statement sent to journalists on Tuesday, March 8, Arilesere noted that Emefiele does not only have the undeniable right to seek the highest office in the land, he is also very qualified to do so.

The analyst was reacting to an editorial by a national newspaper published on Monday, March 7 which focused on the rumoured Emefiele 2023 ambition.

Niger Delta: Young professionals lauds Emefiele for supporting youth entrepreneurship

On its part, the Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYPF), has lauded Emefiele for supporting the development of human capacity, especially among young people in the Niger Delta region.

Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the 2nd Niger Delta MSME Summit held in Asaba, Delta state recently, chairman of the NYPF and convener of the summit, Moses Siloko Siasia, appreciated the support given to ensure the success of the summit by Emefiele.

He stressed that the CBN governor who is from Delta state has been relentless in promoting human capacity building and creating purposeful opportunities for young people in the Niger Delta and Nigeria at large.

Source: Legit.ng

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