…says report is entirely false
The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele has reacted to allegations that he gave the sum of N500 million to the Lagos guber candidate of the Labour party, Gbadebo-Rhodes Vivour ahead of the elections holding on Saturday.
The CBN Governor described the allegation as completely false, making it known that he has never met GRV personally or by proxy.
Read full statement below
The attention of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been drawn to a story published in The Nation newspaper of Monday, March 13, 2023 edition, alleging that the Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele has launched a “fresh plot against President-elect”. The aforementioned story went further to allege that the Governor has made certain amount of money available to a political aspirant ahead of March 18, 2023 gubernatorial poll.
We wish to inform members of the public that this story is completely false and malicious as the Governor does not know and has never met or even spoke with Mr Gbadebo Rhodes Vivour either in person or through proxy.
We wish to reiterate that the CBN Governor does not take part in Politics and therefore urge anyone with contrary information to prove the Governor wrong should provide such facts.
As such the Governor and team at the CBN should be allowed to focus on their assigned job with a view to achieving statutory mandates of the Bank.