As tensions continue to rise over the presidential bid of the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, ODUNEWS can confirm that the governor registered as a member of the All Progressives Congress in 2021.
According to a report by PUNCH, Emefiele registered in ward 6 in Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State.
The APC chairman of the ward, Mr Nduka Erikpume, noted that the CBN boss registered by February 2021.
When asked whether Emefiele had registered in the APC, Erikpume said, “Yes, he has registered since February 2021. He is our member.”
Three interest groups – the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, Friends of Emefiele and Emefiele Support Group – last week paid N100m for the APC presidential expression of interest and nominations forms for Emefiele.
But the CBN governor, in a tweet on Saturday, said he was still waiting for God’s direction, adding that he would purchase the N100m forms himself if he entered the presidential race.
He said that he would continue to serve the country in his capacity as CBN governor until he received divine counsel to contest for a higher office.
The purchase of the presidential nomination form has drawn strong condemnation from Nigerians as many have questioned Emefiele’s sincerity in running the affairs of the country’s apex bank as a result of his partisanship.