Emefiele heads to court as anger spreads over Presidential ambition
- A highly placed source in the CBN revealed that the case had been scheduled for today (Monday)
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele’s alleged involvement in politics has attracted strong criticism, with senior lawyers and other eminent Nigerians calling for his immediate resignation.
Senior lawyers and top politicians, who spoke separately to the Press, stated that Emefiele’s continuous stay as the CBN governor was dangerous to the economy.
They stated this after the Chairman of Ward 6 in Delta State’s Ika South Local Government Area, Mr Nduka Erikpume, revealed the CBN governor had registered as an APC member in a phone conversation with one of the Press on Sunday.
When asked whether Emefiele had registered in the APC, Erikpume said, “Yes, he has registered since February 2021. He is our member.”
Amid widespread condemnations of his alleged presidential ambition, This media on Sunday learnt that the CBN governor had headed to a Federal High Court in Abuja to seek a constitutional interpretation on his non-resignation while pursuing his political interests.
Sources said that the CBN governor had reached out to a constitutional lawyer and human rights activist, Dr Mike Ozekhome (SAN), to seek interpretation of the constitution and public service rules on public servants seeking elective positions while in office.
A highly placed source in the CBN revealed that the case had been scheduled for today (Monday).
He said, “Emefiele has just briefed Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) as his lawyer. He has just filed a case in court and is coming up tomorrow (today, Monday).”
Several efforts by to get the reliefs being sought by Emefiele from the source proved abortive.
Although the details of the suit were still sketchy Monday night, another source in the APC said Ozekhome was taking up the matter “for certain constitutional interpretations.”
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