BREAKING: Emefiele Seeks Court’s Declaration On His Race For Presidential Position Without Resigning As CBN Governor

Mr. Godwin Emefiele

By Frank Oshanugor

Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor; Mr. Godwin Emefiele has filed a lawsuit seeking clarification as to whether or not he could remain in office while contesting election for the position of Nigeria’s next President.

The suit was filed on Monday at the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court by Mr. Emefiele’s lawyer Mike Ozekhome.

Mr. Ozekhome confirmed the development to news men on Monday morning, saying: “I have just completed filing the suit on behalf of my client and we are still in court now.”

The CBN governor has come under intense public pressure to step down from office should he be adamant to seek the presidency next year.

The CBN Act prohibits the governor from taking up any other assignment or vocational work.

Written by: Frank Oshanugor

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