The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, has debunked allegations of a fresh plot against the president-elect, Bola Tinubu.
There have been rumours that a N500 million budget was mobilised through top CBN agents in Lagos State.
The money was said to be “Oga’s own contribution to the takeover-Lagos-from-Tinubu’s-influence”.
However, in a statement on Monday signed by CBN’s Acting Director, Corporate Communications, Isa Abdulmumin, Emefiele denied that money was given to the gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in Lagos State, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour.
“We wish to inform members of the public that this story is completely false and malicious as the Governor does not know and has never met or even spoken with Mr Gbadebo Rhodes Vivour either in person or through proxy,” the statement read in part.
It added, “We wish to reiterate that the CBN Governor does not take part in politics” and called for evidence to prove otherwise.
New naira notes: CBN denies fresh plot against Tinubu, support for GRV in Lagos