From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa
A campaign support group for All Progressive Congress ( APC), presidential campaign, the South-South Agenda for Tinubu/Shettima (SSAT) has given President Muhammadu Buhari a 96 hours ultimatum to suspend the Governor of the Bank, Mr Godwin Emefiele from office.
According to the group, the suspension of Emefiele will allow the Financial Reporting Council to look into the books of the apex bank unhindered.
The national coordinator of SSAT, Mr Bitrus Nta Oliver who boasted that Tinubu will win the 2023 presidential poll, regardless of all the booby traps and unfair antagonism against his presidential bid, blamed Emefiele for the many economic woes currently confronting the country.
He vowed to commence legal action against the President and the Senate to compel the probe of the bank stating that an independent audit of the bank will expose the extent of damage Emefiele has done to the bank and indeed the Nigerian economy.
“If we do not see any action from the President within the next 96 hours we shall be forced to launch a suit to compel the suspension of the Governor from office because as the Chairman of the Board of the bank, he cannot be a judge in his own case. So he will have to step aside while the Board looks into the books alongside the Financial Reporting Council” he insisted.
“The immediate removal of Emefiele as the Governor of the CBN will help redeem the economy of the country and draw it back from the brink. He has abused his office by using the same to get involved in politics and investors do not have confidence in our monetary policy anymore”.