JUST IN: President Buhari Sacks CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele
According to an unconfirmed report, President Muhammadu has fired Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Godwin Emefiele has been embroiled in controversy after declaring real interest in becoming Nigeria’s next president and refusing to retire before running.
Emefiele moved a Federal High Court in Abuja to block the country’s election agency INEC from rejecting him following public uproar asking for his resignation immediately after acquiring the All Progressives Congress (APC) N100m form.
In reaction to his appointees’ expressions of interest in running for political office in 2023, President Buhari demanded the resignation of all of his cabinet members.
While some of his appointees obeyed the order, many including the Governor of the CBN failed to resign.
On Tuesday, the CBN governor withdrew the suit he filed against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Attorney-General of the Federation over his presidential ambition.