The All Progressives.Congress (APC) has advised President Goodluck Jonathan to tread softly on his reported plan to force the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, to resign, because of the impact such will have on the nation’s economy.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said asking the
CBN Governor to step down, on the basis of a mere allegation that he leaked the letter he wrote to the President, over the unremitted $49.8
billion oil revenue, does not bode well for an economy that is already
It warned that any move to suspend Sanusi and use security forces to prevent him from entering his office, as reported by the media, will even
be worse, because it will mean that the President is willing to circumvent the provision of the law that the Governor of the CBN can
only be removed by two-thirds of the Senate membership.
Not only that, APC said, suspending Sanusi will be a replay of the damage that President Jonathan did to the judiciary when he suspended Salami until his retirement, and he could easily re-enact
such scenario if, for example, he feels that the INEC Chairman has offended him.
”Our worry here is that the President should not destroy our institutions before he leaves office,” the party said.