The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele on Friday has obtained the nomination forms to contest the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
It was gathered that Emefiele picked the N100 million forms from the party’s organising secretary at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja, on Friday.
This ends the speculations on his interest in succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari.
The CBN governor has been rumoured to be in the race for the APC ticket to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari since late 2021.
Emefiele has not refuted or confirmed the reports but said he was focusing on supporting the government’s efforts to strengthen the Nigerian economy.
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.
More details to follow…