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BREAKING: After Allegedly Investing Billions,Emefiele Abandons Presidential Race

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The Central Bank governor,Godwin Emefiele who had been in the  centre of a serious political storm has abandoned the scheme and desire to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.

Following intense public outcry, the embattled Central Bank governor has  now withdrawn from the very competitive race  in ruling party to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

Sources close to the CBN governor said he withdrew from the race having realised that the odds were heavily stalked against him.

 It was gathered that the CBN governor informed President Buhari of his decision to stay on his job,Thursday.

Many groups and notable Nigerians had called for Emefiele’s resignation to preserve the sanctity of the treasury and national economy.

But reacting to his controversial presidential ambition on Thursday to State House Correspondents, Emefiele, boasted that he was having fun and cared less about what people had to say. While speaking to a report that the President had asked him to resign after the purchase of the presidential nomination and expression of interest forms of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Emefiele said, “There is no news now, but there will be news. You heard me, I said there is no news but there will be news.”

But when told that Nigerians were anxious about his position, he said: “Let them have a heart attack. It’s good to have a heart attack. I am having a lot of fun.”

Section 9 of the CBN Act provides that “the Governor and the Deputy Governors shall devote the whole of their time to the service of the Bank and while holding office shall not engage in any full or part-time employment or vocation whether remunerated or not, except such personal or charitable causes as may be determined by the Board and which do not conflict with or detract from their full-time duties.”

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