CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele Secures N100m APC Presidential Form
The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria has announced his support for All Progressives Congress, after submitting a formal nomination form.
When contacted on Friday, Attah Jacob, the leader of the Mobilisation Team, said they were not even anticipating such huge turnouts. Glory to God because that many people came out to support him.
Emefiele was appointed the President of the CBN in 2014, and has remained at the apex bank. He made sure the naira could now be exchanged for $1 at N560/$1 from around $1 when he came into office.
Although he’s been in controversy for his interest in the coveted seat, Emefiele reportedly stated that God will decide if he’ll leave or stay.
According to Section 9 of the Central Bank of Nigeria Act, 2007, a bank governor must be fully committed to his duties and cannot engage in any other vocation. He must also resign to the president in writing if he desires to do so.
They cannot take on any jobs or contracts, but are allowed to do volunteer work.
There are thirty candidates for the presidency of APC, even though the party says it will only accept candidates who pay N100 million.
So far, 12 aspirants who have purchased the presidential form are: those from the APC such as Bola Tinubu, Emeka Nwajuiba, and Tunde Bakare; nonparty representatives like Governor Mohammed Badaru of Jigawa State and Dave Umahi in Ebonyi State.
Some of the other people competing for governor positions in Nigeria include Ben Ayade, Adams Oshiomhole, Fayemi, Chris Ngige, and Ibikunle Amosun.
During this event, various people will be opening up their own forms of nominations. These individuals include Mr. Yakubu Mohammed; Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim; Tien Jack-Rich; Adamu Garba; Rev. Moses Ayom and Dr Ibrahim Bello-Dauda.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Onu; and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva; are expected to join in the coming days, though. Furthermore, supporters have offered to purchase forms for former President Goodluck Jonathan.