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Emefiele’s alleged fresh plot against Tinubu: It’s completely false, malicious — CBN

"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 spoken with Mr Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour either in person or through proxy."

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has described as false and malicious a report published by a national newspaper, alleging that the CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele has launched a “fresh plot against President-elect”.

A statement by Mr Isa Abdulmumin, the Acting Director, Corporate Communications of the bank and given to Persecondnews on Monday said the newspaper also alleged that the Governor had made “certain amount of money available to a political aspirant ahead of March 18, 2023 gubernatorial poll.”

It said: “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”.

“The aforementioned story went further to allege that the Governor has made a 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 spoken with Mr Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour either in person or through proxy.”

The spokesman said the CBN Governor is not a politician, urging that the governor and his team should be allowed to concentrate on their assignment.

“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,” Abdulmumin said.

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