The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has refuted claims that he was involved in a plot against the president-elect, Bola Tinubu.
Reports had alleged that Emefiele was collaborating with a retired general from the north to provide funds to Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivor, the governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Lagos state, to defeat the incumbent, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in the upcoming election.
However, the CBN’s acting director of corporate communications, Isa Abdulmumin, issued a statement stating that the claims were entirely false and malicious. Abdulmumin clarified that Emefiele had never met or spoken with Rhodes-Vivor and does not participate in politics.
The CBN urged the public to allow the governor and his team to focus on their assigned responsibilities to achieve the Bank’s statutory mandates.