Court restrains CBN and INEC from stopping Emefiele’s presidential bid

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A high court in Kwale, Delta State, has ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to bar CBN Governor Godwin Emiefele from running for office.

Justice Daniel Maidoh, who handed down his decision in Emefiele’s case, approved the CBN Governor’s plea for an injunction enabling him to remain in office while running for president in 2023.

He said;


“The court upon reading through the motion papers and hearing C.N. Ofiah Esq. for the claimants/applicants ordered as follows: I have read the processes in this suit, the applicant has complied with order 39 of our rules.

“Applicants also deposed to an affidavit of urgency. From the processes before this court, I find that the said application at this stage has merit pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

“In the circumstances, in line with order 39 rule 3 of our rules, this motion is hereby granted.

“The motion on notice is accordingly adjourned to 25/5/2022 for hearing. The applicant is to enter undertaking if the order sought ought not to have been made.”

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