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Court restrains CBN and INEC from stopping Emefiele’s presidential bid

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have been restrained by a high court in Kwale, Delta state, from stopping CBN Governor Godwin Emiefele from seeking an elective position.

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Justice Daniel Maidoh who delivered judgement on the case filed by Emefiele, granted the CBN Governor’s request for an order allowing him to stay in office while contesting the 2023 presidential election.

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He said;

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“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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Maidoh then adjourned the case till May 25. 

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