Gang Up Against Emefiele's Nomination As CBN Governor Exposed
The nomination of Godwin Emefiele as the Governor of the Central Bank of
Nigeria, CBN, has not gone down well with those who lost out in the plump
job prompting moves to block his approval at the Senate.
Pointblanknews.com has uncovered moves by some people who lost out of the
apex bank job to block the confirmation of Emefiele as the CBN Governor.
The plot has now reached the Senate with some Senators opposed to the
suspension of Sanusi spearheading the move.
Prior to the suspension of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the CBN Governor, those
being tipped to replace him include Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Tunde Lemo,
Dr. Sarah Alade, Mallam Isa Yuguda, Faith Tuedor-Mathews, Dr, Bright
Okogu, Alhaji Suleiman Barau, Dr. Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu and Dr. Abraham
A senator from the North Central, who would not want his name in print,
indeed confirmed to Pointblanknews.com that some of them have been
approached to scuttle the nomination of Emefiele.
Pointblnaknews.com gathered that some who lost out wondered how Emefiele
who was not originally on the list became the preferred candidate of the
President for the CBN Governor
A source hinted that as part of the plot to hoodwink the Senate from
clearing his nomination, some Senators have started mobilizing other
Senators to reject the nomination of Emefiele
“I have been approached twice already but my answer is that I don't seem
to have anything against his nomination so why would I work to block it.
This is a man who is supposed to work to stabilize the economy so why
would I work against such.”
Another Senator from the South who would not want to be named confirmed
the plot but said the PDP Senators will truncate any move to stop the
nomination of Emefiele.
“We know about the plot, we have seen the moves, it's been a political
issue and a very tricky one but we will truncate any move by any Senator
or Senators to stop Emefiele's nomination.
According to him, “Emefiele is a fine professional gentleman and we should
not bring him into this kind of politics especially at a time we need to
strengthen our economy and keep inflation low.”
Sources alleged that Senator Bukola Saraki, an ally of Sanusi who
allegedly got huge contracts from the CBN has been one of those linked
with the plot.
Although, Pointblanknews.com could not reach him to either deny or confirm
the allegation but sources said he has not only spoken against the
suspension of Sanusi but has also threatened not to support the nomination
Aig Imoukuede, Tunde Lemo, a former Deputy Governor, Sarah Alade, Alhaji
Suleiman Barau are all alleged to be very bitter that after it all seem
that one of them was going to get the job, someone who was never in the
race and who never lobbied got the nomination.
According to a source, “some of the people believe they have spent time
and resources lobbying to get the job and for them it is heartbreaking to
just lose out like that so they intend to fight on and see if they can
fight on to create reasons for the rejection of Emefiele at the Senate”
It was also gathered that foot soldiers of Sanusi are also pushing against
the nomination of Emefiele to help them buy time for the court case Sanusi
instituted over his suspension.