Some civil society groups, have apologised to the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele, for falsely accusing him and calling for western nations to ban and declare him a persona non grata, after the N89 trillion allegation.
The apology was contained in an address read during a press conference held in Abuja on Monday and signed by their leaders; including Alhaji Mohammed Yusuf Ibrahim of Northern Leaders Coalition; Gbenga Ganzallo of League of Professionals for Good Governance and Accountability; and Chief Sampam of Transparency Africa.
They said, “This press conference was called to clear the air on our initial proposed plan to bring to halt activities in CBN headquarters and foreign missions in Nigeria not to grant asylum to Godwin Emefiele, and also to further declare him a persona non grata with the hope of issuing a visa ban on him.
“Another call was for all Northern Leaders to go against the CBN Governor and call for his immediate arrest based on allegations levied against him by DSS. These plans were premised on reports made available to us on his activities as CBN Governor which is totally false and untrue of his person and office.
“Having weighed the details of what was made available to us against the CBN Governor, we have come to a realisation that we are acting on wrong information and we hereby tender our unreserved apology to the CBN Governor for getting involved wrongfully and joining forces to call for his arrest and removal from office. This action we sincerely regret and apologize.
“Our unreserved apology is premised on superior arguments made available to us concerning activities and interventions of the CBN under the leadership of Godwin Emefiele.”
They therefore called on other groups and individuals they described as anti-CBN groups to support the CBN governor and his patriotic passion to sustain the economy.
“We by this officially call off and seize all planned actions against the CBN Governor and urge other anti-CBN groups to join hands in supporting the creative and dynamic Governor of CBN and his good policies.”