Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, on Monday reacted to a festering rumour that he is plotting to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari come next year.
He said instead, he was focused on strengthening the nation’s economy, despite calls by acclaimed supporters that he should contest for the nation’s topmost office in 2023.
Supporters of Emefiele bombarded the APC convention on Saturday where they openly campaigned for the CBN Governor to be elected Nigeria’s next president.
Although he has not declared the intention,, his refusal to disown the campainers has generated criticisms from concerned Nigerians.
Many have, however, urged Emefiele to resign and pursue his political ambition, if he had any, or publicly distance himself from groups clamouring for him to run for president.
On Monday, the CBN governor in a series of tweets said he was focused on the implementation of robust monetary policy that would support the fiscal policies of the government to grow the economy and address inflationary pressures.
“My focus at this time is a robust monetary policy and fighting inflation which is now a global problem; building a strong financial system in an increasingly uncertain global economy,” he tweeted in apparent response to the controversy.
“Development finance and supporting farmers & manufacturers in our self sufficiency and import substitution drive; raising N15 trillion for InfraCo infrastructure financing.