The Peoples Democratic Party on Friday demanded an immediate resignation of the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, over his presidential election campaign posters.
The posters, which was circulated across the country, also carry the emblem of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
In a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, the opposition party called for a thorough investigation into the operations of the CBN governor.
This is even the statement posited that Emefiele's campaign posters confirmed his partisan affiliation and romance with the APC, describing it as the height of impunity of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
The statement read: “this action by Mr. Emefiele is contrary to the provision of Section 9 of the Central Bank of Nigeria (Establishment) Act which provides that “the governor and the deputy governors shall devote the whole of their time to the service of the bank and while holding office, shall not engage in any full or part-time employment or vocation, whether remunerated or not.
“By engaging in partisan politics to the extent of appearing in APC campaign posters, Mr. Emefiele has knowingly and deliberately violated the provision of the CBN Act stated above.
“Mr. Emefiele has also desecrated the sanctity of his office as CBN Governor, compromised the integrity of the apex bank, stripped it of the confidence reposed in it by Nigerians and the International Community and as such, cannot legitimately continue to hold and function in that office.
“This further confirms that under Mr. Emefiele, the CBN, as the custodian of our national economy, has become an appendage and cash cow of the APC in their reckless pillaging of our national resources, the resultant effect of which is now evident in the near collapse state of our economy”.
The National Publicity Secretary, therefore, requested for the immediate resignation of CBN Governor, who he insisted should also subject himself to be investigated by anti-corruption agencies on various allegations of financial recklessness.