The ruling All Progressives Congress has debunked calls by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party for the resignation of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emiefele.
APC said the opposition party was being delusional by making such calls based on unsubstantiated allegations.
This was contained in a statement titled, “PDP Delusional Over Call for CBN Governor’s Resignation – APC” which was signed by the APC National Secretary, Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, in Abuja, on Friday.
It was learnt that the PDP had demanded Emeiifele’s resignation based on an alleged financial malfeasance in the CBN.
According to APC, its attention was drawn to PDP’s call which he noted was based on phantom allegations of malfeasance against the CBN governor.
Akpanudoedehe said, “PDP has based its call on a deliberate misrepresentation of a recent television programme interview I granted.
“A look at the PDP statement shows that the writer for apparently mischievous reasons did not quote verbatim, the purported statement.
“The recordings of my recent television programme reaction to the massive stealing perpetrated by previous PDP governments are publicly available. Nowhere was Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the CBN governor, accused of any wrongdoing as being mischievously misrepresented by the PDP.
“As stated in the television interview, the APC is not in the habit of joining issues with a sinking PDP which has lost its credibility.
“The exact words: ’We are talking about people [PDP] who were sharing money, who were looting the Central Bank of Nigeria, sharing money among themselves. Those are the people who have the guts today to talk about a [APC] government that is properly run”.
The APC secretary further said, “As a failed opposition party, PDP’s current delusions are apparently a result of its leadership crisis, lost electoral value and general failure in the eyes of Nigerians.
“Nigerians are still waiting for PDP’s honest apology to Nigerians for its mindless pillage of our national resources, abuse of public institutions and the diversion of procured loans to fund its political activities and line the pockets of its cronies and family members.”