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N500BN CBN SCAM: Buhari govt’s habit of retaining ‘thieves’ damning to our country –Sowore

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The presidential candidate of African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, on Tuesday expressed dismay that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government is yet to dismiss and prosecute the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Godwin Emefiele, over his alleged N500 billion scam.

He said the fact that Emefiele maintains his position as governor of CBN “as have many thieves before him”, despite indisputable evidence against him, “is damning to our country indeed.”

He said in a statement released by director of public relations, media and communication, Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi that Nigeria cannot continue to be led by people who are unconcerned about the plight of the suffering masses and are only creative in covering their perfidious tracks.

“This cannot be allowed to continue. The AAC party demands that the governor steps down immediately and a full scale investigation be launched into his actions and financial manipulations during his tenure. Nigeria must progress.”

He added, that “The CBN governor, appointed by Goodluck Jonathan, retained by Buhari’s regime and now approved for further five years can distinctly be heard discussing with his deputy for ideas on how to cover up the heinous crime against the people of Nigeria.

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“From security to power to income strategy, it is clear that this government and its leadership work towards impeding Nigeria’s growth at every turn. The fact that this irrefutable evidence is not headlining news and the governor maintains his position at the helm of the nation’s financial affairs – as have many thieves before him – is damning to our country indeed.”

Emefiele was heard in a recent leaked audio recording, allegedly discussing with his deputy, Edward Adamu, and others for ideas on how to cover up loss of N500 billion stolen from the apex bank towards the end of 2018 in a private investment in Dubai that failed.

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