Emefiele: Please, let our brother go – Agbor leaders appeal to Tinubu

Sat, Dec 9, 2023
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By Anthony Isibor

FOLLOWING the continuous detention of Godwin Emefiele, the immediate past Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, some Agbor stakeholders have once again, appealed to President Bola Tinubu “to let him go”.

The appeal made through the advertorial signed by the Agbor Stakeholders Forum, wondered why Emefiele should be punished for carrying out the orders of former President Mohammadu Buhari.

The group said that with the elections over, and the diadem won and lost, President Tinubu should be magnanimous in victory and “allow our brother to return home with some honour and dignity to take his well deserved rest along with other former Buhari’s appointees, who have returned to their homesteads unmolested”.

Realnews recalls that President Bola Tinubu suspended Emefiele as CBN governor soon after his inauguration and was arrested and detained for over six months.

Although several court orders had been secured for the release of Emefiele, but they were flagrantly disobeyed as he has remained in detention in the DSS, custody and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, custody and lately in the Abuja Correctional Centre.

Recall that the APC federal government had moved to change the face of  Nigeria’s currency in the run up to the 2023 elections. The reasons stated were:  to reduce inflation and shore up the currency’s value by calling in huge cash stockpile in the hands of politicians. President Buhari had stated openly that he desired a free and fair election that was not mired by vote buying.

This however did not go down well with some top supporters of President Tinubu who had avered that the policy was mostly targeted at him.