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Buhari should sack Emefiele, according to Femi Falana (Read Details)

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Mr. Femi Falana, a senior Nigerian lawyer, has called President Muhammadu Buhari to fire the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Godwin Emefiele.

On Thursday, May 26, he made the statement while speaking at a conference for Southwest adolescents and women in Ado-Ekiti.

Emefiele is a card-carrying member of the All Progressives Congress, according to the top lawyer, and his continuing tenure as CBN governor could undermine and damage the legitimacy of the general elections in 2023.

He further stated that INEC should not hold sensitive electoral materials at the CBN while Dr. Emefiele is the governor of the bank.

“INEC is trying; it has deployed technology to eliminate rigging,” Falana stated, “but we can no longer put important election materials in the CBN vault.”

“This is due to the fact that the CBN’s governor is an active member of the All Progressives Congress.”

“This has never happened anyplace else on the planet; it’s really dangerous.” The CBN governor’s influence is vast, hence he can’t be a politician, according to the CBN Act.

“We can’t hunt for another location to store our voting materials; the CBN governor must be removed, and Emefiele must go whether President Buhari likes it or not.”

“A motion has been filed against him by some civil society organizations, and we will take it to its natural conclusion.”

Falana also advocated for the creation of electoral offenses tribunals across the country to prosecute criminals and clean up the system, as well as to prevent election fraud and bloodshed.

“People commit election crimes because politicians help them,” he continued.

“According to statistics, 750 electoral offenders were arrested in 2011, 900 were arrested in 2015, and a total of 1,120 were arrested in 2019.”

“The vast majority of them were not prosecuted; in fact, the police filed motions to dismiss some of the cases and stop prosecution.”

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