Emefiele Needs Support, Not Distraction – Group Cautions
BEVERLY HILLS, April 15, (THEWILL) – Advocates for Democracy and Good Governance (ADGG) has pledged its support for Godwin Emefiele, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), saying he needs support to succeed in office and not distraction.
The group stated this in response to some articles, which the group described as campaign of calumny, suspected to be sponsored by the Fifth Columnists in the system.
A press release, obtained by THEWILL, signed by Alabode Ribidesi, National President of the organisation, after its biennial congress in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, the group declared that no amount of falsehood can tarnish the image of a patriotic Nigerian like Emefiele.
“One wonders the motives behind such unwarranted attack on somebody who is doing well in office,” the group declared.
“The most interesting thing is that Mr. President has confidence in the man under discussion.
“It is highly gratifying that Emefiele, in the midst of the smear campaigns, has never been found wanting in his job; he has never been accused of stealing or fraud.
“Emefiele's track record at Zenith Bank, the financial outfit that he put on proper footing, has shown him to be a round peg in a round hole.”
“Given the economic situation in the country now, albeit, the world over, what Emefiele, an expert in Risk Management, deserves is our collective support for him and President Buhari's administration to steer the ship of this country to political, social and economic safety.
“Who are those really behind the falsehood? What are the motives of the sponsors? Is it because he is a Christian? Whose interest are they serving?”
“We expected those peddling falsehood against Emefiele to have come out and apologised to the nation after realising that the charted private jet to his mother's burial story was a figment of their own imagination.
The group however expressed delight on how the CBN governor is assisting President Muhammadu Buhari to move the country forward by embarking on a sustained policy and action on diversifying the economy away from dependence on oil.
“This is a critical step towards ensuring that both our revenues and forex reserve accretion are not adversely affected by changes in the prices of oil,” the group noted.