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2023: Court Bars CBN And INEC From Stopping Emefiele’s Presidential Bid

CBN Emefiele Rice Miller

Delta State high court sitting in Kwale, has granted an order restraining the Board of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from stopping the CBN governor, Godwin Emiefele from pursuing his presidential ambition.

Gatekeepers News reports that Emefiele had gone to the court to obtain a Court order which will allow him stay in office while contesting for the presidency in the 2023 general election.

According to a report by The PUNCH, the application was filed on May 5, 2022, and the judgement was granted on Thursday, May 12.

In a judgement secretly delivered on May 5, Justice DC Maidoh granted the order and adjourned the case to May 25.

Judge Maidoh said, “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 court documents obtained from judgement read, “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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