Court Takes Final Decision on Godwin Emefiele’s Eligibility to Run as President

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The Court has made Final Decision on Eligibility to Run as President. 

A Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (), Godwin Emefiele’s application to restrain the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami preventing him from his Presidential ambition.

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On Monday, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria told an Abuja court that he can run for President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria without resigning as CBN Governor.

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As a public servant and not a political appointee, the CBN Governor, through his counsel, Mike Ozekhome, told the court that Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act as amended, 2022 does not apply to him.

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However, the court ordered INEC and the AGF to appear before it on May 12 to demonstrate why the CBN Governor should not be granted status quo antebellum.

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