2023 Court restrains INEC, CBN from disqualifying Emefiele

Governor CBN, Godwin Emefiele

A Delta State High Court sitting in Kwale, Ndokwa West Local Government Area of the state has granted an order restraining the board of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Independent National Electoral Commission from stopping the CBN Governor, Godwin Emiefel, from seeking an elective post.

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

In the enrollment order, the applicant sought an interpretation and supremacy of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria over the provision of Section 9 of the CBN Act, 2007 as amended

Granting the order, the court held that the applicant complied with order 39 of court rules, adding that the applicant 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.

The court adjourned hearing on the Motion on Notice till May 25, 2022.

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