- The Labour Party has reacted to the recent suspension of the CBN Governor Godwin Emefieleand his arrest by the DSS
- LP reacting on Saturday, June 10 disclosed they had asked President Bola Tinubu to probe INEC, not the apex bank
- The opposition party thereby faulted the move by Tinubu and maintained it was unconstitutional
Labour Party (LP) has faulted the suspension of Godwin Emefiele as the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Labour Party reacts to Emefiele's suspension, urge Tinubu to go after INEC
Tinubu had on Friday, June 9, suspended Emefiele citing an “ongoing investigation of his office and the planned reforms in the financial sector of the economy”.
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But in a statement issued on Saturday, June 10, the LP spokesman Obiorah Ifo, disclosed that the party faulted the move, claiming it was unconstitutional, Vanguard report added.
“It is laughable to read that statement as most Nigerians are already aware of the intention of the government. If indeed, there is any government agency that should be investigated with this utmost urgency, should it not be the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and its Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu?” the statement wondered.
“The leadership of the Labour Party is disturbed by the decision of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to suspend/sack the Governor of the Central Bank, Godwin Emefiele, albeit unconstitutionally without seeking the permission of the national assembly and we insist that the action was not in good taste and sounds punitive,” the party added.
DSS confirms Emefiele's arrest after initial denial
The Department of State Services (DSS) has finally confirmed the arrest of the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele.
In a tweet earlier on Saturday, June 10, the DSS stated that Emefiele was not in their custody, as reported by numerous media outlets.
Meanwhile, a new update via the agency's official Twitter handle confirmed that Emefiele is now in their custody.
Emefiele: Sowore lists 4 ‘accomplices’ that should be arrested alongside suspended CBN Governor
In another development, former presidential candidate Omoyele Sowore said it is time to indict, arrest and try the alleged accomplices of suspended Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor Godwin Emefiele.
Sowore listed Emefiele’s alleged accomplices, including Muhammadu Buhari, Abubakar Malami (SAN), and Buhari’s cousin, Tunde Sabiu.
Recall that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu suspended Emefiele from office immediately on Friday night over an ongoing investigation of his office.