Former Presidential aide, Reno Omokri, has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, was behind the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele’s ordeal.
Naija News reports that the claim comes after the CBN released a statement over the absence of Emefiele in the country.
The statement disclosed that Emefiele embarked on annual leave and has resumed duty today, Monday, January 16, 2023.
Reacting via his social media page, Reno Omokri said President Muhammadu Buhari would not allow the arrest of Emefiele due to needed foreign loans.
According to him, Buhari’s government is not responsible for Emefiele’s ordeal but Bola Tinubu whose strategy for winning the 2023 election is money inducements.
According to him, the former governor of Lagos State has stockpiled billion of old Naira notes for vote buying which Emefiele’s Naira redesign policy will render invalid by January 31.
He wrote: “Emefiele was OFFICIALLY on leave. His leave ended yesterday, Sunday January 15, 2023. And he has resumed at the Central Bank of Nigeria today, Monday, January 16, 2023. No DSS officials has taken over his office.
“They know that if they do, the Buhari regime can kiss its badly needed foreign loans goodbye. The Chinese do not care about niceties like the independence of the Central Bank of Nigeria, but the West and their Bretton Woods institutions do. And Chinese loans have dried up.
“And to be fair to the Buhari government, they are not the ones after Emefiele. Emefiele’s persecutor is Bola Tinubu, whose election winning strategy was founded in ‘money inducements’. He had stockpiled billions of old Naira notes for use in vote buying during the February 23, 2023 elections.
“And Mr. Emefiele’s Naira redesign policy, which will render the old Naira notes invalid by January 31, 2023, stymied his plans. And he reached out to the DG of the DSS, whose son is in his campaign council, to harass Emefiele, with the aim of getting him to reverse the Naira redesign or extend the shelf life of the old Naira until after the election. That is the bone of contention.”