The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has announced that he is yet to reach a decision regarding running for the post of President in next year’s elections.
Emefiele made this declaration this afternoon via his Twitter handle.
He expressed appreciation to his supporters and those clamouring for him to declare his Presidential ambition.
According to him, “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.”
The Governor, however, cooled down expectations while giving a number of reasons.
“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,” he said.
“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,” Emefiele continued.
Emefiele, nonetheless, assured supporters that he will arrive at a decision and make it public in due course.
“This is a serious decision that requires God’s Divine intervention: in the next few days, The Almighty will so direct,” he ended.