The request of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele to restrain the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami, from preventing him from pursuing his presidential ambition was on Monday refused by an Abuja Federal High Court.
It would be recalled that Emefiele had today through his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), told the Court that he can run for the post of the President without vacating his position as the CBN governor.
The SAN particularly hinted 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.
In its ruling however, the court 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.
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