CBN Gov Emefiele Backs out of Presidential race, Forgoes N100m Form

Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) ,has withdrawn from the 2023 presidential bid, Sparklight News has learnt.

Emefiele’s final withdrawal came weeks after speculations were rife that he would contest for the seat during the upcoming general elections.

“CBN Governor has withdrawn from the presidential race and has communicated his intention to continue as CBN Governor,” the source said.

The Governor had met President Buhari Thursday, where he may have informed him of his final decision.

Although,he declined comment after the meeting, Emefiele mentioned to State House correspondents to expect an announcement any moment.

“There is no news now, but there will be news.

“Let them have a heart attack, its good to have a heart attack. I am having a lot of fun”, Emefiele said of his many critics who had called him to resign as the CBN Governor and face his political ambition.

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