Buhari’s supporters kick against Emefiele’s reappointment, say Buhari has been deceived
Buhari support groups, made up of all Buhari 2019 campaign support organizations expressed disappointment at Emefiele’s reappointment saying that his antecedents, especially the periods prior to 2015 general elections did not merit being rewarded with a new tenure in office.
Speaking on behalf of the groups on Wednesday in the National Assembly, a member of the House of Representatives from Jigawa state, Muhammed Gudaji (APC) advised the President to henceforth take personal interest in all appointments in the next dispensation.
He said the Buhari support groups, after series of meeting that ended on Tuesday believed that the President must have been misled about the reappointment by trusted people close to him.
Saying that the reappointment defied all logic, Gudaji recalled that Emefiele management of the CBN and the resultant effects on the nation’s economy was disheartening.
He said: “The reappointment was very surprising and we are against it because we believed Emefiele did not deserve it.
“It is our believe that some trusted people, very close to President Buhari must have misled him by painting a positive picture of Emefiele while hiding the many wrong things that occurred under the man’s watch.
“These people that Buhari trusted and very close to him only took advantage of the fact that once he trusts you, there is no going back.
“But looking at Emefiele’s performance during the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, today Diezani Allison-Madueke, former NSA Sambo Dasuki and former Finance Minister Nenadi Usman among several others are under one investigation or another bordering on looting.
“Emefiele as the governor of CBN was there when those people were doing all they wanted with the dollar, looting the treasury under his supervision.
“What are we saying, if Emefiele is reappointed, then all those accused of looting the treasury should be set free too.
“This is a CBN governor that met the exchange rate at N180 to a dollar, what do we have now, it’s N360 to a dollar and he could not do anything about it for almost four years.
“There is no confidence that the rate would come down after four years, and he has not shown any capacity to turn things around.
“The support groups are not convinced about the capacity of Emefiele to turn the economy around”.
While he expressed fears that the President might be deceived into making such mistake in future as his next tenure nears, Gudaji advised that the President take keener and deeper interest in people shortlisted for future appointment in order to avoid the mistake of Emefiele.
Saying that the integrity of President is never in doubt, Gudaji added, “We say this because we are afraid that if this persists, it is a signal that incapable people might also be returned or chosen in the next dispensation.
“It is next level we are going to not back level,” he added.