A group, the Mass Interest Project (TMIP), has asked the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, to contest the 2023 presidential election.
Although Emefiele has not declared his interest in the race, several groups have been prevailing on him to join the race.
TMIP said Emefiele met all the requirements to be President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor.
In a statement titled ‘The Charge 2023’, the group said Nigeria’s next president should be an experienced entrepreneur and or a business leader.
The group said Emefiele’s fiscal and monetary policies had helped to get Nigeria out of two recessions within the past five years.
It stated: ‘’From East to West, North to South, Nigerians are beginning to feel the heat as the political gladiators go on the hustings, perfecting their art to play the game to know how tom play with ruthless efficiency.
‘’These are men and some women who are well versed in political deception, intimidation, blackmail and are also experts in the arts of violence which they readily deploy to exact vengeance or force compliance to their will and desire.
‘’They’re also adept at making promises they cannot keep or are not capable of supporting.
‘’Yes, we are on the march, in search of the next leader of our country. Behold we have found a man with a proven track record of loyalty, patriotism and understanding for sustainable development. A man, whose name connotes a date with destiny.
‘’Godwin Ifeanyichukwu Emefiele, would you lead our people on this march for a better Nigeria? Would you lead The Charge 2023?”