2023 Presidency: CBN Governor Emiefele Defeats INEC In Court

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2023 Presidency: CBN Governor Emiefele Defeats INEC In Court

 

 

 

The Delta State High Court sitting in the Kwale division has ordered Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emiefele, to run for president without resigning.

 

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The court also granted an order restraining the Board of Central Bank of Nigeria from stopping the CBN governor, Godwin Emiefele from seeking an elective post.

 

Emefiele had gone to the court to obtain a Court order to enable him to stay in office while contesting for the Presidency.

 

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WeetalknaijaBlog gathered that the application was filed on May 5, 2022, and the judgement was granted on Thursday, May 12.

 

 

Justice Daniel Maidoh said an application seeking to restrain INEC and CBN from frustrating Mr Emefiele’s quest to obtain the ruling APC’s presidential ticket “has merit.”

 

In the ruling that came down on May 12, the judge said the matter will be determined in full in the coming days.

 

The application was filed on May 5 by an ally of Mr Emefiele, who hailed from Ika in the Igbo-dominated parts of Delta. The court has jurisdiction over Kwale, Agbor and other communities of the Ika.

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“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 judge said.

 

Court documents obtained by our correspondent revealed, “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.

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“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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