The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Itse Sagay on Friday expressed confidence that the All Progressives Congress can not pick the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele as the presidential candidate of the party.
This is coming after Emefiele expressed his intention to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. Sagay in a chat with Daily Trust stated that he was surprised that the CBN governor joined the 2023 presidency race.
He, however, said Emefiele has not breached any law for joining the race. According to Sagay, some aspirants are purchasing the form to eventually get political positions if the party emerge as a winner in 2023.
Sagay said, “There is a court judgement which has not been overturned that says you don’t have to resign until 30 days before an election. Until that is overturned, that is the law that governs that situation for now.
“But more importantly I’m just shocked that the Central Bank Governor wants to contest. The whole APC nomination process is being turned into a theatre of the absurd.
“It is like there is a guiding line behind all the confusion whose main objective is to ensure either that a Southern candidate is not elected or if a Southern candidate is put there, it would be a candidate who can only serve for four years so that those behind the plot can now come in.
“So it’s either those Northern plotters come in now or they want to create a situation in which somebody would come in for four years so that those behind the plot can now come in.”