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Why I didn’t sack Godwin Emefiele, Buhari reveals



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Former President Muhammadu Buhari had given Nigerians reasons he did not sack the embattled ex-CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele when he allegedly planned to run for the presidency in 2023.

Buhari said the ex-CBN governor did not discuss his political ambition with him.

This is contained in a memoir titled ‘Working with Buhari: Reflections of a Special Adviser, Media and Publicity (2015 – 2023)’ by Femi Adesina, former Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity.

Buhari was quoted in the Book: “I met Emefiele in office when I came, and unless there was firm evidence against him, it would be unfair and an act of injustice to remove him, acting on hearsay.”

He continued, “If you punish a man unjustly, it could dog his footsteps throughout life, so if you would punish, you must have evidence, and you should know that yourself wouldn’t be there forever. You would leave one day.

“I’m very conscious about the morale of people who serve with me. I also expect whoever succeeds me to be fair to me. I have family and friends who will feel it. I’m very conscious of fairness.

“When he was linked with campaign for the 2023 presidency, I did not ask him because he told nobody he was getting involved. Otherwise, I would have removed him and told the nation why.”

The Book was launched in Abuja on Tuesday.








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