Emefiele Reacts To Reports He’s Plotting Against Tinubu

Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, governor, Godwin Emefiele, has reacted to speculations that he was plotting against President-elect, Bola Tinubu, describing it as “false and malicious”.

Emefiele was alleged to have been plotting with a “billionaire retired general” from the north and reportedly provided funds to Gbadebo Rhode-Vivor, the governorship candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in Lagos State, to help him the incumbent governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu in Saturday’s election.

Bola Tinubu

However, the CBN acting director of corporate communications, Isa Abdulmumin, in a statement on Monday said Emefiele “has never met or even spoke with Mr Gbadebo Rhodes Vivour.

He added, “The attention of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been drawn to a story alleging that the Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele has launched a ‘fresh plot against President-elect’. The aforementioned story went further to allege that the Governor has made certain amount of money available to a political aspirant ahead of March 18, 2023 gubernatorial poll.
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“We wish to inform members of the public that this story is completely false and malicious as the Governor does not know and has never met or even spoke with Mr Gbadebo Rhodes Vivour either in person or through proxy.

“We wish to reiterate that the CBN Governor does not take part in Politics and therefore urge anyone with contrary information to prove the Governor wrong should provide such facts.

“As such the Governor and team at the CBN should be allowed to focus on their assigned job with a view to achieving statutory mandates of the Bank.”

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

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