Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele has denied the allegation that he gave the sum of N500 million in new currency notes to support Lagos State Labour Party governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour.
CBN Acting Director, Corporate Communications, Alhaji Isa Abdulmumin said:
“The attention of the Central Bank of Nigeria has been drawn to a story published in the Nation newspaper of Monday, March 13, 2023, alleging that the CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, has launched a ‘fresh plot against the President-elect’.”
“We wish to inform members of the public that this story is completely false and malicious as the CBN governor does not know and has never met or even spoken with Mr Rhodes-Vivour, either in person or through a proxy.”
“We wish to reiterate that the CBN governor does not take part in politics and therefore, urges anyone with contrary information to prove the governor wrong by providing any facts.”