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Presidential ambition: Court throws out Emefiele’s application to restrain INEC, AGF

An Abuja Federal High Court on Monday dismantled the application filed by the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele, seeking to stop 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.

The CBN boss through his counsel, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), told the Court that he can run for the post of the President without vacating his position as the CBN governor.

Specifically, the SAN insisted that Section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act as amended, 2022 does not affect Emefiele, being a public servant and not a political appointee.

However, the court issued a summons to the 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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