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Fresh Trouble For Emefiele, As Group Drags CBN Governor To Court




The last has definitely not been heard of the trouble being faced by Godwin Emefiele,  governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

This is as a civil society organization identified as Leadership and Accountability Initiative (LAI), has sued him for allegedly being a card-carrying member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Recall that speculations that Emefiele might be set to contest the 2023 presidential election under the platform of APC had gone viral weeks back.

However, the alleged move by the boss of the apex bank met a brick wall as Nigerians mounted opposition and demanded his removal from his current office.

In a twist of event, civil society organizations hdragged Emefiele to court asking the court for his removal from office.


On Thursday, the group, Leadership and Accountability Initiative, announced on Twitter that it was ready to sue Emefiele.

The group in its Twitter handle @transparency_ng tweeted “We shall be suing the Central Bank of Nigeria @cenbank, Mr. Godwin Emefiele @GodwinIEmefiele, and the Federal Government on the eligibility of Mr. Emefiele to continue as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria having registered as a member of a Political Party.”

The tweet had so far attracted over 892 retweets and 31Quote tweets.

Meanwhile, a Student body, under the aegis of the National Association of Ora-Igbomina students, Osun State, has frowned at the planned visit of Governor Oyetola to Ora-Igbomina town, Ifedayo Local Government Area of the state.

In a press release issued on Thursday by the president and general secretary of the association, Adedapo Taiwo and Adewumi Boluwatife respectively, the student body bemoaned the poor state of roads in their community, stating that Governor Oyetola should not bother coming to the area to campaign ahead of the July election in the state if the roads were not fixed.

Road neglected

The statement partly read, “The student body frown at the political leaders in the town who have; refused to speak truth to power. Our leaders only run after their pockets at the expense of the poor masses of Ora-Igbomina.

“The status quo of Ila-Ora road is nothing to write home about, as the road has been; neglected for almost 12 years, thereby, causing accidents for the passersby who are majorly from Ora-Igbomina. We expect our leaders to have written to the state government and act; accordingly as regards the state of the road, instead, they are busy praising the ego of the governor for their selfish benefits.”

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