2023: Militant Group Releases Video In Support of Emefiele, As CBN Gov. Purchases APC Presidential Nomination Form

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A new twist was on Friday added to Nigeria’s political landscape as a Militant Group, Niger Delta Reserve Force released a video in support of the candidature of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, who was said to have purchased his APC Presidential nomination form to contest for the presidency on Friday morning.

 

The militants leader in the video, General Jack Fineboy promises that the group will lay down its arms, and help put an end to kidnappings and oil bunkering in the Niger Delta if Emefiele is given the presidential ticket.

 

He reiterated that his group is not against the Federal Government but fighting for the development of the Niger.

 

He therefore urged APC delegates to vote Emefiele as “you receive your dollars at your conference in Abuja.”

Earlier, on Friday, The Daily Bells learnt that three different groups had purchased the APC Expression of Interest and Nomination Form for the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.

 

The groups, Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, Friends of Emefiele and Emefiele Support Group, said Emefiele is the only responsible and responsive person to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari at the 2023 general election.

 

According to the groups, Nigeria is passing through a lot of economic and security challenges, and the parties and electorates must bring in experience, dynamism, energy, equity and fairness in the choice of who becomes the next President of Nigeria.

 

Expressing the reason for their push for Emefiele, they said the CBN governor’s tenure as head of the Nigeran apex bank, has shown capacity, focus, courage and worked tirelessly with the economic team of President Mohammadu Buhari to keep the economy of our great country afloat above recession and outright collapse.

 

Though, the CBN governor has not officially indicated interest in running for presidency, but Emefiele’s decision to run for the office of the president  in 2023 follows months of speculations regarding political aspirations of the Agbor, Delta State-born former Managing Director of Zenith Bank.

 

Emefiele had said that he was focused on strengthening the nation’s economy amid calls by supporters that he should contest for the nation’s topmost office in 2023.

 

Other aspirants of the APC presidential tickets are Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former Senate President, Ken Nnamani; former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu and Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, State Minister for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, Labour and Employment Minister, Chris Ngige, former Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha, Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State and former Abia governor and serving senator, Orji Uzor Kalu among others.

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