The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emiefiele has been alleged to be a key financier of president Muhammadu Buhari’s election in March, Global Village Extra has revealed.
The US-based online medium reports with reference to a document it obtained, that there are details of how the CBN governor funded the ‘Buhari for president’ campaign in the last presidential election in an unethical manner.
Going by a petition issued by an anti-corruption body, Arewa Youth For Change, the embattled governor of the apex bank in the country may soon be required to explain his role in the N400million he allegedly contributed during the general elections.
The petition entitled ‘Where Is The Anticipated Change’ by the group, contains threats by the youths to drag Emiefile before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the monies he reportedly spent on ensuring the election of Mr president.
Mohammed Abba and Ahmed Ado, Secretary and Chairman of the organization, who signed the petition, alleged that Emefiele used his office to sponsor unethical political party activities during and after the last general election.
And their allegation is also coming following the appointment of Uba Sani, a political disciple of Mallam Nasir El Rufai, the Kaduna state governor, as his Special Adviser on political affairs.
“Events since the inauguration of El Rufai’s administration suggest that we are back to the old ways of perfecting governance. There is a seeming disconnect between his avowed commitment to change and what is obtained in practice.
“We are averse to the immediate appointment of one Sani Uba, whose antecedents is suggestive of one who lacks the moral high ground to hold such a sensitive position of Special Adviser to the governor on Political affairs.
“We see Uba’s appointment as a negation of the puritanical posturing of El Rufai’s government.
“True to type, Uba has started with his usual trademark of trickery and treachery. He has succeeded in hoodwinking the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, to obtain automatic jobs for his cronies in the CBN without recourse to due process.
“One of the beneficiaries is El Rufai’s daughter, Rama lan El Rufai, among others whose names are Suraju Ismail, Chineyere Eke, his mistress and a former staff of Access Bank,” the statement read in part.
Emefiele, according to the petitioners, has been led to phony deals of obtaining the assistance of El Rufai, to prevail on president Buhari to achieve same in order to allegedly save his job.
This, they claimed, was also masterminded by a powerful cabal initiated by Uba Sani.
The group is now alleging that Uba was the link through which these monies in various trenches were released by the CBN governor.
The group stated: “Unknown to him, he was indeed in the hands of fraudsters who were simply name dropping.”
According to Global Village Extra, when Uba was contacted to know what all the monies he collected from the CBN boss was meant for, he reportedly replied that “the money in question was meant to assist El Rufai during the campaign, and the CBN governor did it in his personal capacity in appreciation of his relationship with El rufai, when he was minister of FCT.”
Muazu Ibrahim, CBN’s Director of Communication, in a swift reaction to the investigations, described Uba as a serial liar stating: “The allegations made were not true.”
The CBN governor was recently asked to resign over some policies he reportedly made which did not favour young entrepreneurs in the country.