Emefiele heads to court over disqualification plan by INEC

Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has documented a suit before a Federal High Court in Abuja over the supposed arrangement to disqualify him from the 2023 presidential primaries by INEC, primary which is scheduled for may ending.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has given political parties with a deadline of June 3 to present their candidate for the 2023 races.

Justnewsng, had detailed how a few persons bought the expression of interest and nomination form of the All Progressives Congress ((APC) for Emefiele.

This had set off shock as many approached the CBN governor to step down.

The governor of Ondo State Rotimi Akeredolu, who depicted Emefiele’s intention to in the 2023 Presidency as “a joke taken too far”, had requested that President Muhammadu Buhari fire him if he would not down.

A few attorneys had contended that Emefiele was ill suited to run going by Section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act.

The section expresses that no political appointees at any level will be a voting delegates or be voted for at the Convention or Congress of any political party with the purpose of the nomination of candidates for any election.

In reports seen by our correspondent, Emefiele, through his legal advisor, Mike Ozekhome, contended that he is not a political appointee and by provision of the constitution, he is supposed to leave a month prior to the February 25, 2023, presidential election.


It is our deferential submission that the offended party is certainly not a political appointee as conceived by the Electoral Act and as he tries to challenge for the Office of the President in the new electing schedule, he shall only administered or directed by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, (1999), as amended, which expects that he gives no less than thirty (30) days’ notification of resignation, withdrawal or retirement from the office of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria before any races,” the report read.

He likewise fought that a Federal High Court in Umuahia, Abia State, had invalidated section 12 (8) of the Electoral Act.

INEC and the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) were participated in the suit.

On Saturday, Emefiele declined the presidential form purchased for him, saying he would utilize his assets to buy them assuming that he is keen on the race.

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Talking further on the 2023 Presidency, Emefiele said God would choose for him “in the following couple of days”.

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