Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has strongly denied news making the rounds in a section of the media accusing its Governor of supporting the Governorship aspirant of the Labour party in Lagos against the president-elect Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The apex bank in a statement released on Monday and signed by Isa Abdulmumin, Acting Director, corporate Communications CBN, reads: “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 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 spoke with Mr Gbadebo Rhodes Vivour either in person or through proxy.
“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”.