2023: Godwin Emefiele’s Supporters Take Over APC National Convention

2023: Godwin Emefiele’s Supporters Take Over APC National Convention

  • The APC national convention provided an opportunity for various support groups to promote their preferred aspirants
  • A pro-Emefiele group used the opportunity of the national exercise to promote the purported presidential aspiration of Godwin Emefiele
  • The supporters of Nigeria's Central Bank governor were visible all over the convention group and staged massive rallies

Eagles Square - Supporters pushing for the presidential candidacy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Godwin Emefiele, on Saturday, March 26 stole the limelight in the nation’s capital, Abuja, just as the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) held its national convention.

The supporters who comprised mainly of youths and women say they have been the biggest beneficiaries of Emefiele's empowerment packages at the apex bank.

Godwin Emefiele's supporters
Emefiele's supporters were all over the APC national convention ground with branded t-shirts and huge banners. Photo credit: Arewa Alliance for Emefiele
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They thronged the nation’s capital in their thousands, calling on the bank chief to run for presidency in 2023.

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The youth group under the platform of ‘Arewa Alliance For Godwin Emefiele 2023’, carried placards with inscriptions urging Emefiele to ‘answer’ the call to run for the highest office.

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Other support groups of Emefiele also flooded the APC convention arena with posters, as thousands of faithful came out to show solidarity and support for his candidature.

Last month, Emefiele’s supporters, mainly young people, were spotted with white T-Shirts with the inscription ‘MEFFY 2023’ at an occasion held in Lagos to draft him into the race.

Convener of the group, Wale Fapohunda, told the gathering that since Emefiele’s appointment as CBN governor, he had spent his energy building a resilient financial system that can serve the development needs of the economy.

He said the apex bank chief had recorded the achievement, ignoring the glaring fact that Nigeria’s economy has dipped to its worst state ever during his tenure as CBN governor.

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Legit.ng gathered that Emefiele’s candidacy had been initiated long ago, starting with the recent FCT mega rice pyramid, an initiative under the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, RIFAN/CBN Anchor Borrowers’ Programme, used to sell the candidacy of Emefiele.

It was also gathered that some APC governors are also behind Emefiele, and have since urged him to throw his hat in the ring.

2023: Pro-Emefiele group holds rally at APC convention, declares support for CBN governor

Legit.ng had earlier declared that the Emefiele Solidarity Vanguard staged a massive rally at the Eagles Square while the APC national convention was ongoing.

Dressed in branded t-shirts, while displaying banners and placards of Emefiele, the group asked leaders of the ruling party to allow the apex bank chief to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari

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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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.

Source: Legit.ng

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