- A federal supreme court has denied Godwin Emefiele’s motion to ban INEC and Abubakar Malami to thwart his presidential aspirations
- Emefiele said, that he can run for President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria without vacating his position as CBN Governor
- He insisted that Section 84 ((12) of the Election Act in as amended, 2022 does not affect him as he is a civil servant and not a political appointee. >The court denied the CBN governor’s request to restrain the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Abubakar Malami, Attorney General of the Association (AGF), from stopping him from pursuing his presidential candidacy, reports Channels TV.
Emefiele had asked the court to declare him eligible to run in the 2023 presidential election.
Filed in a suit that said FHC/ABJ/CS /610/2022 and filed on May 5, the CBN governor asked the court to declare that he could vote in the presidential election of any political party and resign only 30 days before the election.
Emefiele, through his attorney Mike Ozekhome, told the court that Section 84 ((12) of the Electoral Act, as amended 2022, does not apply to him because he is a civil servant and not a political officer.
The court denied the motion in its decision and the judge ordered him (CBN governor) to notify the defendants – INEC and AGF – and also to serve court proceedings on them.
The judge also ordered the defendants to appear before him on May 12 to have the Gr and to explain why the CBN governor’s motion should not be granted.
Emefiele had asked the cour rt to declare him qualified to run for President.< /p>
Godwin Emefiele Goes to Court Over Presidential Ambitions, Sues INEC Over Alleged Plan to Disqualify
Recall Legit.ng reported that Godwin Emefiele to a federal high court in Abuja to seek a constitutional interpretation of his failure to resign while pursuing his political interests.
The CBN governor also filed a lawsuit in court over the alleged plans to bar him from the 2023 presidential primary.
Although his attorney, Mike Ozekhome, the CBN governor, has argued that he is not a politician and will be appointed under the terms of the Constitution he probably I resign one month before the presidential election on February 25, 2023.