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Emefiele denies launching ‘fresh plot’ against President-elect, Tinubu, says report malicious



Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele
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Nigeria’s Central Bank governor, Godwin Emefiele has swiftly reacted to a report in the media on Monday that he was launching a fresh plot against the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

In a statement by the Acting Director of Corporate Communications of the apex bank, Isah Abdulmumin which was made available to CAPITAL POST, he described the report as fake and malicious as the Central Bank governor never made funds available to the opposition Labour Party candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivor who is contesting Lagos governorship seat. com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js">

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The statement noted that Godwin Emefiele has never met with Rhodes-Vivor in his life and has never spoken to him as portrayed in the report and urged members of the public to discountenance it.

The statement read: “The attention of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been drawn to a story published in The Nation newspaper of Monday, March 13, 2023 edition, alleging that the Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele has launched a “fresh plot against President-elect”.

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“The aforementioned story went further to allege that the Governor has made certain amount of money available to a political aspirant ahead of March 18, 2023 gubernatorial poll.

“We wish to inform members of the public that this story is completely false and malicious as the Governor does not know and has never met or even spoke with Mr Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour either in person or through proxy.

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“We wish to reiterate that the CBN Governor does not take part in politics and therefore urge anyone with contrary information to prove the Governor wrong should provide such facts.

“As such the Governor and team at the CBN should be allowed to focus on their assigned job with a view to achieving statutory mandates of the Bank.”

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