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CBN Governor, Emefiele Picks N100m APC Presidential Form

Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), is said to have accepted the ruling All Progressives Congress’ presidential nomination and expression of interest form (APC).

On Friday, Emefiele was said to have picked up the N100 million forms from the party’s organising secretary at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja.

Peoples Gazette reported that Emefiele’s spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment, and the CBN governor himself declined to comment.

Emefiele’s purchase of the APC presidential nomination form puts to rest rumors that he is planning to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to Report, the Delta-born banker is the first central bank governor to seek re-election while in office.

He now joins a long list of APC members ready to compete for the presidential nomination of the ruling party

With the purchase of the APC presidential form, Emefiele joins Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi, Jigawa Governor Abubakar Badaru, Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Minister of State for Education Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Senator Rochas Okorocha, Ebonyi Governor David Umahi
Senator Ibikunle Amosun, a former House of Representatives Speaker, Dimeji Bankole, Oshiomhole, Minister of the Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio, former Governor of Ogun State, Godswill Akpabio, former Governor of Ogun State
Uju Kennedy, a female presidential candidate, has also picked her forms after paying N30 million to the party, among other things.
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, former National Chairman of the party, Adams, and others have expressed interest but have yet to pick their forms.

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