The African Action Congress party, has called for the immediate sack and arrest of Governor of the Central Bank, Godwin Emefiele, following the recent release of an audio recording that puts him squarely at the centre of an audacious 500 billion naira theft that crippled the economy and risked foreign investment.
The call is contained in a statement signed by Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi, Director Media and Publicity for the AAC party.
The statement reads: "Emefiele, his deputy Edward Lametek Adamu and others were caught on tape discussing how to cover up the loss of the funds stolen from the Central Bank of Nigeria towards the end of 2018 in a private Dubai investment that went bust.
"The CBN governor, appointed by Goodluck Jonathan, retained by Buhari’s regime and now approved for a further five years, can distinctly be heard discussing with his deputy for ideas on how to cover up the heinous crime against the people of Nigeria.
"Emefiele is on record as saying that the damage could be extensive, leaving many wondering including "foreign investors" who "will now begin to panic and take their money out because they would say it would depreciate.
Onamusi-Kpiasi added that "Sowore has been unwavering in his stance that the rot eating away at Nigeria’s fabric starts at the top, and continues to unearth evidence to prove this point. From security to power to income strategy, it is clear that this government and its leadership work towards impeding Nigeria’s growth at every turn.
"The fact that this irrefutable evidence is not headline news and the governor maintains his position at the helm of the nation’s financial affairs – as have many thieves before him – is damning to our country indeed. APC and PDP, the two sides of the same country-crippling coin install their cronies into positions of power and the wholesale embezzlement is allowed to freely continue.
"Independent sources at the CBN say Mr. Emefiele and his partners ultimately resolved this issue by diverting funds in possession of the CBN and also printing hard cold cash. The country cannot continue to be led by people who are unconcerned about the plight of the suffering masses and are only creative in covering their perfidious tracks.
She therefore called for the immediate resignation and arrest of the CBN governor.