Monday June 27, 2022 3:58 PM

2023: INEC shouldn’t keep sensitive electoral materials with CBN under Emefiele- PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called out the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, accusing him of making reckless, irresponsible and unpardonable, a comment by the Governor.

It will be recalled that Emefiele, while responding to question on if he would  resign over his Presidential ambition that Public Service Rules, said Nigerians can have a heart attack, and that he is having a lot of fun.

Reacting, PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, Saturday said Emefiele is a card-carrying member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The oppositional party also warned against keeping  all sensitive materials for elections, so Emefiele cannot be trusted with the custody of such.

It said “despite Emefiele’s alleged withdrawal from the Presidential race due to the pressure by our party, he still cannot continue as CBN Governor having become partisan as a card-carrying member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).”

The statement partly read, “It was despicable to watch Mr Emefiele on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at the Presidency, brazenly and derisively spit at the concerns of millions of Nigerians, the International Community and the Corporate World when he said of Nigerians, let them have a heart attack. It’s good to have a heart attack. I am having a lot of fun.

“Mr Emefiele has crossed the red lines; he is provoking and daring Nigerians to do their worse, especially in the face of huge allegations and revelations of massive looting, manipulations and doctoring of the books in the CBN under his watch as recently exposed in a leaked phone conversation and for which he ought to be behind bars.

“His unthinking and insensitive comment further establishes that he is not a fit and proper person to hold public office and continue the coordination of our national commonwealth as the CBN Governor, having exposed his lack of the required professionalism, code of conduct and regard for public concerns on issues that affect our economy and the electoral process”.

According to the PDP, all of these underpin the thoughtlessness and endemic corruption in the Buhari-led APC government and further show the decadence in the CBN under Mr Emefiele.

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