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CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele sues INEC over alleged plan to disqualify him from primaries

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CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele sues INEC over alleged plan to disqualify him from primaries

Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele has filed a lawsuit against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over an alleged plan to disqualify him from presidential primaries. 

 

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In court documents obtained by Daily Trust, Emefiele, through his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, argued that he is not a political appointee and by provision of the constitution, he is expected to resign a month before the February 25, 2023, presidential election.

 

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He also argued that a Federal High Court in Umuahia, Abia State, had nullified section 12 (8) of the Electoral Act.

 

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This is coming days after the CBN Governor denied purchasing a form to contest in the All Progressives Congress presidential primaries. 

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