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Court Bars CBN, INEC From Stopping Emefiele’s Presidential Bid

A Delta State High Court in Kwale, Ndokwa West Local Government Area, has issued an order prohibiting the Central Bank of Nigeria’s board of directors and the Independent National Electoral Commission from preventing CBN Governor Godwin Emiefel from seeking an elective position.

Following an application submitted on May 5 in a suit with the number HCR/38/2022, Justice D.C. Maidoh gave the order on Thursday, March 12. Nkwo Augustine Eddiego was the applicant, while the board of CBN and INEC were the defendants.

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The petitioner sought an interpretation and supremacy of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria above Section 9 of the CBN Act, 2007, as amended in the enrolment order.

The court granted the order, stating that the applicant had followed order 39 of the court rules and had also deposed to an affidavit of urgency.

“In the circumstances, in line with Order 39 Rule 3 of our rules, this motion is hereby granted,” the judge held.

Hearing on the Motion on Notice has been postponed until May 25, 2022.

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A Delta State High Court in Kwale, Ndokwa West Local Government Area, has issued an order prohibiting the Central Bank of Nigeria’s board of directors and the Independent National Electoral Commission from preventing CBN Governor Godwin Emiefel from seeking an elective position.

Following an application submitted on May 5 in a suit with the number HCR/38/2022, Justice D.C. Maidoh gave the order on Thursday, March 12. Nkwo Augustine Eddiego was the applicant, while the board of CBN and INEC were the defendants.

READ MORE: Sokoto Murder: Buhari Demands Extensive Probe, Calls For Calm

The petitioner sought an interpretation and supremacy of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria above Section 9 of the CBN Act, 2007, as amended in the enrolment order.

The court granted the order, stating that the applicant had followed order 39 of the court rules and had also deposed to an affidavit of urgency.

“In the circumstances, in line with Order 39 Rule 3 of our rules, this motion is hereby granted,” the judge held.

Hearing on the Motion on Notice has been postponed until May 25, 2022.

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