Emefiele seeks court clearance to contest presidency
A Federal High Court in Abuja has delivered judgment on suit asking it to affirm the legality of Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, to vie for presidency.
Emefiele on Monday, through his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), told the Court in Abuja that he can run for the post of the President while still retaining his job as the CBN governor.
Ozekhome told the court that Section 84 ((12) of the Electoral Act as amended, 2022 does not affect Emefiele, being a public servant and not a political appointee.
He prayed the court to restrain the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, from preventing him from pursuing his presidential ambition
Delivering its judgment, the court rejected Emefiele’s request to stop INEC and Malami from standing in the way of his ambition.
The court in its ruling, however, summonsed INEC, and AGF to appear before it on May 12, to show cause on why status quo antebellum, should not be granted to the CBN Governor