Godwin Emefiele, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is a registered member of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), a party leader, Nduka Erikpume, has said.
Mr. Erikpume who is the chairman of Ward 6 of APC in Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, said this in a telephone chat with The Punch on Sunday.
Mr Erikpume said the CBN governor had registered as an APC member in February 2022.
According to him, “Yes, he has registered since February 2021. He is our member.”
This comes as Emefiele’s alleged involvement in politics continues to attract more strong condemnations, with senior lawyers and other eminent Nigerians calling for his immediate resignation.
Senior lawyers and top politicians stated that Emefiele’s continuous stay as the CBN governor was dangerous to the economy.
Amid widespread condemnations of his alleged presidential ambition, the CBN governor had headed to a Federal High Court in Abuja to seek a constitutional interpretation on his non-resignation while pursuing his political interests.
Sources said that the CBN governor had reached out to a constitutional lawyer and human rights activist, Dr Mike Ozekhome (SAN), to seek interpretation of the constitution and public service rules on public servants seeking elective positions while in office.
A highly placed source in the CBN said that the case had been scheduled for today (Monday).
He said, “Emefiele has just briefed Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) as his lawyer. He has just filed a case in court and is coming up tomorrow (today, Monday).”
Several efforts to get the reliefs being sought by Emefiele from the source proved abortive