A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has requested the Senate to withhold the affirmation of Mr. Godwin Emefiele for second time period because the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over the leaked audio exposing lacking N500 billion below his watch.
Frank mentioned it’s going to quantity to disservice to the Nation if the pink chamber go forward on Emefiele’s affirmation with out the general public know the way such an enormous of amount of cash disappeared from the treasury.
The Bayelsa born activist was reacting on Monday to an audio printed on Sunday by a web based medium, Sahara Reporters.
Frank mentioned in latest instances, the media has been been awashed with so many revelations regarding the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, starting from the function he payed within the cash ‘illegally‘ accredited for a former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki to the latest revelation by Dr George Uboh-led Whistleblowers Network, the place it was alleged that $2.5billion dissapered below his watch.
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He mentioned: “Emefiele should come clear on this audio in addition to different points because it bothers on alleged corrupt practices below his watch.
I’m proud of the dispatch with which the CBN responded to the leaked audio dialog. However, I didn’t count on something lower than the denial. It is trite that ‘one can not be a judge in his own case’. Therefore, Let the related businesses of presidency in addition to the National Assembly examine these allegations with nice in-depth.
“If the CBN is saying the start a part of the dialog was omitted, can they supply Nigerians with the total and genuine audio dialog within the curiosity of transparency and good governance.
“I implore the CBN governor to defend these allegations by himself as he stays a public servant and due to this fact answerable to the Nigerian people. Anything wanting this can quantity to overlaying up.
“I hereby name on the Senate to face for Nigeria as they’ve all the time completed. The Senate should not play with the mandate of Nigerians by trying to confirm Emefiele within the face of this damning allegations. Any try to try this will quantity to the Senate being complicit on the matter.
“However, having stood agency within the non-confirmation of Ibrahim Magu of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), based mostly on the report from a safety company, I’ve little question that the Senate will do the fitting factor on this occasion.
“I additionally name on the EFCC to shortly act on these revelations as they’ve completed within the case of Saraki, the president of the Senate by inviting Emefiele to clarify his function within the leaked audio in addition to different allegations towards him that at the moment are in public area. If all these figures and quantity is confirmed, it will likely be the mom of all corruption in latest instances.
“I implore the EFCC to method this specific case the identical method they’re approaching Saraki’s case. Where ,properties that had been topic of litigation upto the Supreme Court degree ( the place Saraki was discharged and acquitted)is being investigated another time.True to their phrases’Nobody is above the regulation as acknowledged in Saraki’s case’. Please ,apply the identical precept right here.
Par-adventure, the EFCC fails to research the case at hand , it’s going to grow to be clear that the anti corruption conflict is merely a witch hunt on the opposition.
“Let me use this medium to name on the President and the Vice President specifically who’s the behavior of accusing the earlier authorities of large corruption to behave swiftly on all these allegations and present that he’s a real vanguard of anti corruption drive.
“II hope the President on his half,is not going to defend Emefiele as he did within the case of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State?
“I implore the President to withdraw Emefiele’s nomination to permit for an in-depth investigation of the allegations towards the CBN boss.
“Nigerians and members of the worldwide neighborhood are watching how this classical case of alleged corrupt practices will probably be dealt with.
“The Presidency, the Senate and all other relevant agencies must not play politics with this as it is capable of negatively affecting the economy and investors confidence,” Frank declared.
Comrade Timi Frank
Political Activist and former APC’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary.
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