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2023: Court allows CBN governor to contest presidency while in office

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A State High Court on Friday in Kwale , Delta State granted the order that the Central Bank Governor can contest for presidency in 2023 while in office.

The judgement which was delivered restrained the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Independent National Electoral Commission (CBN) from making moves to stop Emefiele’s 2023 Presidential bid.

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The judgement on Friday came as a shock as application was secretly filed
on May 5th and judgment was granted on Thursday May 12th by the presiding Justice DC Maidoh.

The claimant, C.N Offiah on behalf of Godwin Emefiele in his motion complied with order 39 of Court rules and processes by deposing to affidavit.

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Based on that, the judge said: “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.”

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