2023 Presidency: My faith firmly in God’s hands – says Emefiele


The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, has reacted to reports of joining the 2023 Presidential race.

According to him, it is the prerogative of President Muhammadu Buhari, to map out his succession plan.

The CBN governor was quoted as speaking when a ‘group of his friends’, tagged ‘Friends of Godwin Emefiele’, visited him to discuss the controversy over his rumoured presidential ambition in 2023.

In a statement signed by the group, the CBN governor said his faith is firmly in God’s hands, adding that he remained focused on his job and will continue his support for the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal  government’s economic recovery drive.

The group scolded those criticizing Emefiele over the alleged claim of him running for the Presidency since he has not confirmed to anyone “he is running for President even as he is constitutionally qualified to do so.”

The statement reads partly: “Only yesterday, as the speculation became widespread, a group of his friends under the aegis of FRIENDS OF GODWIN EMEFIELE met with him to clarify his position.

“Mr Emefiele told us that he believes it’s the prerogative of President Muhammadu Buhari to plan his succession in line with global best practices for good governance for the continuing peace and progress of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as such he will play his part to stabilise the economy for an orderly transition.

“And given that it’s God that anoints leaders, he will leave his faith firmly in the hands of God.”

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