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Parties Should Exempt CBN Governor from Political Gimmick- CCSG

Still on the back and forth regarding the call for the resignation of Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, by some interests in society, a group has cautioned that politicians should exclude the bank’s boss from their political gimmicks.

President of the Coalition of Civil Society Groups, CCSG, Mr Etuk Bassey Williams, said this while addressing journalists today at a press conference in Abuja.

He advised that the political Parties should exempt the CBN Governor and the CBN, in general, from their political gimmick and concentrate on their political games.

“In response to the unguided and unexpected call for CBN Governor’s resignation by the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, we consider it pertinent to call for restraining from any form of distraction or political mischief from the PDP.” He said.

He posited that the political entanglement with a public institution like the CBN is very unpleasant, uncalled for and should not be entertained by any patriotic Nigeria.

“CBN Boss not Involved in Any Infraction”

After an appraisal of the statement credited to Senator Udoedehe, Mr Williams observed that he neither accused Emefiele of any wrongdoing nor implied that the CBN boss was involved in any infraction.

For the aforementioned reason, the Coalition’s President posited that the call for the resignation of Mr Godwin Emefiele by a highly respected political party is regrettable and most uncharitable.

“We frown at the mischievous misrepresentation of the political utterance of the APC Caretaker Secretary: Senator John Udoedehe, by the PDP and advise that the political Parties should exempt the Emefile and the CBN in general from their political gimmick and concentrate on their political games.” He said.

Speaking for the group in its entirety, Williams called on those who find it profitable to peddle wrong information to stop, adding that this act is unpopular, mischievous, wrongful.

He said such an act should not be associated with a political party that once praised and proudly informed Nigerians that Mr Godwin Emefiele performed excellently well and did justify the confidence reposed on him by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

“We should not be seen creating a crisis for an individual/institution to revamp the economy that has witnessed two recessions by no fault of the Governor of CBN. In conclusion, we request that we all support Mr Godwin Emefiele irrespective of creed, party affiliations or ethnicity.” Mr Willaims stated.

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