Emefiele may drop his presidential bid after meeting Buhari in 2023.

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Emefiele may drop his presidential bid after meeting Buhari in 2023.

 

President Muhammadu Buhari met with the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, behind closed doors in Abuja on Thursday.

 

NewsReport gathered that as of the time of posting this article, the agenda for the meeting between the president and Emefiele was unknown.

 

According to NAN, the CBN governor may have informed the president about the continuing controversy about his resignation or continuation in office.

 

The president had asked members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) and other political appointees with political ambition to retire via a circular issued by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, on Wednesday.

 

Emefiele is among the heads of agencies and extra-ministerial departments.

 

Recall that when accosted by State House correspondents to talk about the outcome of his meeting with the president and the speculation over his alleged resignation, the CBN governor simply said: “I’m having fun at the scenario.

 

‘Let them have a heart attack. It’s good to have a heart attack. I am having a lot of fun.’

 

“However, NAN reliably learnt that Emefiele might have informed the president of his intention to continue in office as CBN governor instead of vying for the All Progressives Congress’ presidential ticket in the 2023 general elections.

 

The source, who preferred not to be named, told NAN that the CBN governor had finally decided to concentrate on his official job of safeguarding and transforming the nation’s economy.

 

Some farmers’ associations in the country had raised N100 million to purchase APC Presidential Expression of Interest and Nomination forms for Emefiele, ahead of the party’s primary on May 31.

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