Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has reacted to the suspension of Godwin Emefiele as the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN.
In a post shared on his Instagram page, Reno opined that the suspension appears to be a vindictive act to punish Emefiele for the "‘patriotic Naira redesign policy’' he introduced last year which was meant to among other things ‘’reduce the impact of money on the 2023 elections.
He urged Tinubu to unite the country and not mar the progress he has made as he assumed office through vengeance.
‘’The suspension of Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, by President Bola Tinubu is not in good taste. It appears to be a vindictive act, to punish Mr Emefiele for the patriotic Naira redesign policy, which was meant, among other things, to reduce the impact of money on the #NigerianElections2023.
President Tinubu started well. Indeed, I have had cause to praise him. But he should not mar the progress he has made by this act of seeming vengeance. The country needs unity and stability after a fractious election. Now is the time for appeasement, not punishment. It is hoped that the President will reconsider his actions for the nation's greater good.''
He also faulted the rumored arrested of Emefiele after his suspension.
‘’Where is Godwin Emefiele? The Tinubu administration should not lock him up and begin to make public allegations against him. This is precisely what Buhari did to Jonathan administration officials as soon as he took over in 2015. They were locked up, and while incarcerated, allegations were made to turn the public against them, without giving them an opportunity to defend themselves. We had hoped those dark days were behind us.
Question Emefiele and even accuse him, but let him have the chance to defend himself against these rumours and innuendo. Where is he? Under what legal order is he being held? Let Nigerians hear from him. Having begun so well, President Tinubu should not continue the draconian practices as his immediate predecessor. This is similar to what Abachs did, which drove even Tinubu to exile in 1994.''