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Emefiele seeks court order to vie for presidential ticket

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The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has sued the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) seeking an order of the court to enable him participate in the forthcoming presidential primary election.
Emefiele’s suit filed by his counsel, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) joined the Attorney General of Federation.
At paragraph F of the affidavit supporting the reliefs sought, the CBN chief executive urged the court to make an order to grant him the right to contest in the election of any party of his choice as presidential candidate.
He noted that his desire to contest the election is in response to prompting by people and groups who daily inundate him with calls to contest for the office of the president of Nigeria.
The affidavit noted that “the plaintiff has brought this suit to urgently challenge the attempt to disqualify and exclude him from participating in the parties’ presidential primaries scheduled to hold on or about May 30 and June 1, 2022.”
He argued that unless this suit is urgently assigned, with the time for taking steps and filing processes, there will be irreparable damage done to him if stopped from taking part in the election.
Emefiele therefore asked for accelerated hearing of his matter to enable him to participate in the election.
The suit was filed at the Federal High Court Abuja.

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