Did Emefiele Give Money to Lagos LP Guber Candidate for Election? Fresh Details Emerge as CBN Reacts

Did Emefiele Give Money to Lagos LP Guber Candidate for Election? Fresh Details Emerge as CBN Reacts

  • The CBN has distanced itself from a news publication claiming it doled out money for the campaign of the Lagos Labour Party governorship candidate
  • In a statement released on Monday, March 13, the apex bank described the news publication as fake news
  • According to the apex bank, the perpetrators are only using the medium to dent the good image of the institution

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has responded to insinuations that it gave money to the Lagos state governorship candidate for Labour Party, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, ahead of the Saturday, March 18 gubernatorial polls.

The apex bank's reaction was a sequel to a publication making the rounds that it handed money to the LP candidate, Daily Nigerian reported.

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The Central Bank has labelled news linking it to the Labour Party's candidate in Lagos state as fake news. Photo: CBN
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As contained in a statement issued on Monday, March 13, the apex bank stated that nothing of such transpired and that it has never had anything to do with the 40 year old.

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The CBN said all the allegations were false and were targeted at staining the image of the apex bank.

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The statement, as quoted by Nairametrics, reads:

“The attention of the Central Bank of Nigeria has been drawn to a story published in the Nation newspaper of Monday, March 13, 2023, alleging that the CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, has launched a ‘fresh plot against the President-elect’.
“We wish to inform members of the public that this story is completely false and malicious as the CBN governor does not know and has never met or even spoken with Mr Rhodes-Vivour, either in person or through a proxy.
“We wish to reiterate that the CBN governor does not take part in politics and therefore, urges anyone with contrary information to prove the governor wrong by providing any facts.”

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The CBN, however, urged perpetrators of the fake news to desist from such activities and allow the candidates to focus on their campaigns for the gubernatorial polls.

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Meanwhile, the controversy over using and circulating the old N200, N500 and N1000 naira notes has reached a fever pitch.

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However, the Kaduna, Kogi and Zamfara state governments have vowed to file contempt litigation against the CBN governor.

Source: Legit.ng

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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for Legit.ng's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: segun.adeyemi@corp.legit.ng.

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