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CBN Governor, Emefiele withdraws his 2023 presidential bid



Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele has withdrawn from running in primaries of the 2023 presidential election.

According to a source, Emefiele made his final withdrawal during a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Recall that speculations were rife that he would contest for the seat during the upcoming general elections, but the source said, that would not be the case.

“CBN Governor has withdrawn from the presidential race and has communicated his intention to continue as CBN Governor,” the source said.

The Governor had met President Buhari Thursday, where he may have informed him of his final decision, however, while leaving the State House, he told correspondents to expect an announcement soon.

“There is no news now, but there will be news.

“Let them have a heart attack.its good to have a heart attack. I am having a lot of fun”, Emefiele said of his many critics who had called on him to resign his position as CBN Governor.