There are indications that Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele on Friday morning purchased the 2023 Presidential nomination form of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), after paying the mandatory N100 million.
Sources at the APC Secretariat confirmed that Emefiele’s payment of N100 million for the nomination and expression of interest forms was confirmed by the Finance Department of the party after which the form was released to him this morning, Friday May 6, 2022.
Emefiele’s decision to run for the office of the president in 2023 follows months of speculations regarding political aspirations of the Agbor, Delta State-born former Managing Director of Zenith Bank.
Emefiele had, in response to the move to vie for Nigeria’s number one office, asked speculators not to draw him in, as he would rather focus on fixing Nigeria’s monetary policies and aligning them with Federal Government’s fiscal policies.
Not minding his position on the matter, speculations have been rife that Nigeria’s number one banker is brought primed by some political interest to run for the office, an offer he has found difficult to resist.