Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has called on the federal government to effect the resignation of the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele.
Mr Tambuwal, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, made the call on Saturday, in Jalingo, shortly after interacting with the party delegates ahead of PDP presidential primaries.
The governor said that Mr Emefiele’s continued stay in office, after openly identifying himself with a political party, should not be encouraged.
Three interest groups had purchased the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential nomination and expression of interest forms for the CBN governor.
However, Mr Emefiele rejected the forms on Saturday, stating that should he decide to contest for political office, he would prefer to use his personal funds.
Speaking further, Mr Tambuwal told the delegates that he would respect a consensus arrangement of the party for the presidential slot if done fairly.
He commended Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba for holding the party’s flag high in the state, through the provision of infrastructure and ensuring relative peace.
In his response, Mr Ishaku said the country needed a competent leader who would harness the abundant resources of the state and ensure the security of lives and property.
The governor said that given the rich endowment of the states, a serious president should focus on creating massive wealth for the country outside crude oil.
He called on all politicians to play the game by the rules, to avoid a total breakdown of law and order across the country.