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Court Grants Order Restraining CBN, INEC From Stopping Emefiele’s Presidential Bid

Emefiele gets restraining order from court against CBN and INEC.

Delta State High Court in Kwale has granted an order restraining the Board of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from stopping the CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele from seeking an elective position.

Court Grants Order Restraining CBN, INEC From Stopping Emefiele’s Presidential Bid

Godwin Emefiele Gets Restraining Order From Court

The CBN Governor had in an application filed on May 5, asked the court for an order allowing him to stay in office while contesting the 2023 presidential election.

In a judgement secretly delivered on Thursday, the presiding judge, Daniel Maidoh granted the restraining order and adjourned the case to May 25.

The judge said, “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.

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“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.

“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.”

This comes a few days after a Federal High Court in Abuja rejected a request made by Godwin Emefiele to run for the 2023 presidential election without resigning from his position.

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