Senate President Godswill Akpabio accused Godwin Emefiele, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), of seeking to disrupt the conduct of the most recent general election by enacting the naira redesign policy.
Akpabio made this statement on the Senate floor on Tuesday during the screening of Olayemi Cardoso, the candidate for CBN governor, and the four nominees for deputy governor of the top bank.
“Adams Oshiomhole thanks for the lecture. I identify myself with you since you didn’t ask any questions, I’d like to ask one on your behalf.
“CBN Governor, will you uphold the integrity, steadfastness – to resist when politicians come to you to join the presidential race and display your posters even as a sitting CBN Governor in political conventions?
“Will you rush to display your profile electronically at political conventions while sitting as a governor because politicians have told you that you have enough money in CBN to do it?
“Don’t forget the fact that the money in the central bank isn’t for you. Will you have the courage to resist the temptation to listen to politicians throw your hat into the ring and go back to your office and sit as CBN governor?
“Will you rush to sabotage the election in Nigeria by going for new notes, two days before the election when no country in the world changes new notes within one year, you do your own in 14 days or 11 to see how you can sabotage the election in Nigeria?”, he said.