Nigerian billionaire and renowned business tycoon, Tony O. Elumelu, has firmly denied recent claims trending online that suggest President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is considering him for the position of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Elumelu took to Twitter to set the record straight after a user named Imran Muhammad made the unverified report. The rumors began when Imran Muhammad, with the Twitter handle @ImranMuhamma, posted a tweet.
He wrote; “According to a Source, President Tinubu is also considering Tony O. Elumelu as CBN Governor.”
In response to the tweet, Tony Elumelu dismissed the claims categorically, labeling them as “false news.”
In Elumelu words; “LOL. No, please. This is false news! 🙏🏾”
In other news, Billionaire businessman and the Group Chairman, United Bank for Africa, Tony Elumelu’s daughter Oge clocked 21 on Wednesday, March 29, and it was exciting as much-loved singer Davido was in attendance.
A video sighted on the entrepreneur’s Instastory, showed the moment Davido arrived and was welcomed by Elumelu.
A different portion of the clip captured the DMW label boss in a conversation with Elumelu as the businessman revealed in a caption that they spoke about the singer’s 4th studio album Timeless set to drop on Friday, March 31 and his plans for the year.
The Birthday celebrant, who seems to be a fan of the singer, also posed for the camera with him.
OBO Crooner’s visit has stirred reactions as it comes days after Wizkid performed at the billionaire’s birthday bash.