Court refuses Emefiele’s request to restrain INEC, AGF over presidential ambition


A Federal High Court in Abuja has refused the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele’s request to restrain both the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, from preventing him from pursuing his presidential Ambition.
Emefiele, told the court on Monday, in Abuja that he could run for the post of the President of Nigeria without vacating his position as the CBN Governor.

His Counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, told the court that Section 84 ((12) of the Electoral Act as amended, 2022 does not affect him, being a public servant and not a political appointee.
The court in its ruling, however, summonsed 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.