Images of branded campaign vehicles of Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), have surfaced online.
Emefiele, who is alleged to be interested in running for president under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2023, has continued to attract attention with many support groups urging him to declare.
Though the CBN governor has yet to admit interest in the race, insisting on different occasions that he is focused on his job and on helping President Muhammadu Buhari finish on a high, he has not dismissed same outright either.
Meanwhile, his alleged ambition is said to be causing division between the Aso Rock cabal and some top leaders of the APC.
This is because while spirited efforts are being made by some officials in the Presidency, to draft the CBN boss into the race, some leaders of the party are currently against the move and this is generating bad blood within the APC political circles as some of the leaders have opposed the moves.
Appointed in 2014, Emefiele, who hails from Delta State, was reappointed in 2019 for the second term of five years by President Muhammadu Buhari. The second tenure of the Delta-born economist will lapse in 2024.
The CBN governor is being wooed by a section of the Presidency and some APC governors to throw his hat in the ring.
Emefiele, will, however, have to battle for the ticket with the national leader of the party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi, Senator Orji Kalu and possibly, vice-president Yemi Osinbajo, who is yet to declare.
But these moves did not go down well with some top notch of the APC who believes the CBN governor does not deserve the position.