PDP calls for Emefiele’s resignation over nation’s wealth looting
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded the immediate resignation and prosecution of the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, for allegedly “condoning the looting of the nation’s wealth”.
The party in a statement released in Abuja said the call for the resignation of the apex bank’s Governor was based on a recent statement allegedly made by the APC Interim National Secretary, John Akpanudoedehe.
It said Akpanudoedehe revealed on national television that the CBN governor was supervising the stealing of money from the bank.
“Our party calls on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to immediately invite Emefiele for questioning over allegations by the National Secretary of the illegal APC National Caretaker Committee, Senator John Akpan Udoedehe, that the CBN governor supervised over the pillaging of the nation’s vaults under his watch,” the statement by the PDP spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, said
“Nigerians were shocked when Senator Akpanudoedehe, on Channels TV programme “Politics Today” of Wednesday, September 15, 2021, revealed that the CBN governor supervised over the stealing of money in the apex bank, a development for which he must be investigated by the EFCC and if found wanting, prosecuted.
“We have waited for a week for Senator Akpanudoedehe to recant on his statement or for Emefiele to repudiate the APC National Secretary.
“Our party insists that beyond Akpanudoedehe’s allegation, the tenure of Emefiele as CBN governor under the APC administration has witnessed colossal failures of monetary and fiscal policies, requiring him to vacate the office and hand himself over for investigation.”
The opposition party noted that when Emefiele took office as CBN Governor in 2014, the naira exchanged for N164 to a dollar, adding that “Today, in the hands of Emefiele and the APC, the naira has tumbled to near N600 to a dollar, putting the nation’s economy on its knees.”
The PDP added, “Painfully, under the leadership of Emefiele, the CBN has failed in its core mandate of managing the economy and took a dive into propaganda, with claims that do not reflect the harsh economic reality on the ground.
“The PDP therefore urges the EFCC not to allow this revelation to be swept under the carpet as it borders on serious economic sabotage which sanctions are clearly spelt out under our laws.”