CBN Governor Emefiele Joins Presidential Race, Picks N100m APC Forms

CBN Governor Emefiele Joins Presidential Race, Picks N100m APC Forms

  • The governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, is now officially in the race to succeed President Buhari in 2023
  • This is as associates of the CBN governor reportedly purchased the APC presidential forms for him on Friday, May 6
  • Emefiele was appointed CBN governor by ex-President Jonathan in 2014 and secured an unprecedented reappointment by President Buhari in 2019

FCT, Abuja - A report by Daily Trust indicates that the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has picked the expression of interest and nomination forms to contest the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The newspaper stated that Emefiele picked the N100 million forms from the party’s organising secretary at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja, on Friday morning, May 6.

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CBN Governor Emefiele, 2023 Presidential Race, N100m APC Forms
Associates of CBN Governor Emefiele have reportedly picked the APC N100m presidential forms on his behalf. Photo credit: @GodwinIEmefiele
Source: Twitter

Reporting the same development, Vanguard stated that it was the associates of the CBN governor who picked the APC presidential nomination form for him.

The form was picked on behalf of the governor around 11.15am, according to the newspaper.

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In February 2014, former President Goodluck Jonathan appointed Emefiele, hours after he announced the suspension of his predecessor, Sanusi Lamido.

In 2019, the former Managing Director of Zenith Bank made history as the first CBN governor to be reappointed.

2023: Another top minister officially declares presidential ambition

Meanwhile, the minister of science technology and innovations, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has formally declared to contest for the presidential ticket of the ruling APC for the 2023 presidency.

Onu’s declaration swells the number of presidential aspirants, including ministers, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, APC national leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and some state governors among others.

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While formally declaring on Friday, May 6, in Abuja, Onu also a former governor of old Abia state said Nigeria can no longer look to foreign countries for its salvation

Tinubu speaks on growing list of APC presidential aspirants

In a related development, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has said the growing number of people seeking the APC's 2023 presidential ticket is good for Nigeria's democracy.

The former Lagos state governor who is also a presidential hopeful said this after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, May 3, at the presidential villa, Abuja.

Tinubu who met with the president at his official residence said the trend is in the best interest of the country.


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