- Godwin Emefiele has filed a lawsuit in a federal high court in Abuja over an alleged plan to bar him from the 2023 presidential primaries
- Remember some groups bought the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) expression of interest and nomination forms for Emefiele
- Many people have accused the CBN governor of plotting and mobilizing funds to support them to fulfill his presidential ambitions
Nigeria’s central bank governor Godwin Emefiele has approached a federal supreme court in Abuja to seek a constitutional interpretation of not stepping down while pursuing his political interests.
The CBN governor also filed a lawsuit in court over an alleged plan to bar him from the 2023 presidential primary, Daily contract External reports.
Although his attorney Mike Ozekhome, the CBN governor, has argued that he is not a politician l appointee and under the constitutional provision he is expected to be in office a month before the May 25 presidential election. February 2023.
“It is our respectful motion that the Complainant is not a political appointee within the meaning of the Electoral Act, and as he attempting to run for President in the new election calendar, he shall be governed or governed only by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, (1999), as amended, which requires him to hold at least thirty (30) days prior to all elections in the Ahead Announces His Resignation, Retirement or Retirement as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria”
Recall that the Apex Bank Governor has been the subject of public criticism since last Friday is after N100 million expressions of interest and nomination forms submitted by the governing All Progressives Congress (APC). were bought on his behalf. Many have subsequently urged him to resign.
Emefiele thanked those who bought the forms for him on his Twitter profile and said he would use his personal resources to to get the forms if he decided to run.
“I’m honored by the growing interest of those who are interested asking that I run for President General Election 2023: I did not come to that decision.
“I recognize and applaud the sacrifices made by these farmers and patriots who go so far as to raise personal funds and offering me forms for presidential nomination: Thank you very much.
“However, should I take your calls and decide to pursue a presidential nomination, I will use my own hard-earned savings from over 35 years of banking.” g to purchase my own nomination forms without proxies in an open and transparent manner in full compliance with the laws and constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“And should I not run for elected office, I will continue to serve and sacrifice for the good people of Nigeria under the able leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. This is a grave decision that requires God’s divine intervention: so will the Almighty direct in the days to come.”
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Meanwhile, Emefiele’s bid to become president of Nigeria suffered a setback after a federal high court in Abuja ruled.
The court denied the CBN governor’s request that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami stop him from pursuing his presidential candidacy.
Emefiele had asked the court to declare him eligible to run in the 2023 presidential election.