The Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele, claims that he is yet to decide if he is running for president, or not.
He made the unconvincing clarification hours after a group reportedly purchased the All Progressives Congress (APC) nomination form for him.
In a series of tweets on his official handle on Saturday, the CBN governor thanked those who raised money for the form but said he would buy the form with his money if he is seeking the post.
He tweeted, “I am humbled by the growing interest of those asking that I run for the Office of President in the 2023 general elections: I have not come to that decision. I note and salute the sacrifices of those farmers and patriots going as far as raising personal funds and offering me Presidential Nomination Forms: I thank them most profusely.
“However, should I answer their calls and decide to seek presidential nomination, I will use my own hard-earned savings from over 35 years of banking leadership to buy my own Nomination Forms without proxies in an open and transparent manner in full compliance with the laws and Constitution of The Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“And should I not run for elected office, I will continue to serve and sacrifice for the good people of Nigeria under the able leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. This is a serious decision that requires God’s divine intervention: in the next few days The Almighty will so direct.”
There had been calls for Emefiele’s resignation as CBN governor, and it is doubtful if this clarification would put an end to public demand that he ought to step aside.