2023 Presidential Ambition: CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele heads for Court

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There were indications on Sunday that the CBN governor had gone to a Federal High Court in Abuja to seek a constitutional interpretation on his non-resignation while pursuing his political interests, despite the public rejection of his claimed presidential ambition.

Godwin Emefiele
Godwin Emefiele

According to sources who confided in The PUNCH, the CBN governor has contacted Dr Mike Ozekhome (SAN), a constitutional lawyer and human rights activist, for an interpretation of the constitution and public service norms regarding public workers seeking elective posts while in office.

However, the CBN governor said in a tweet on Saturday that he was still waiting for God’s direction and that if he ran for president, he would buy the N100 million forms himself.

He stated that he would continue to serve the country as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria until he received divine guidance to run for a higher office.

Three interest groups – the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, Friends of Emefiele and Emefiele Support Group – last week paid N100m for the APC presidential expression of interest and nominations forms for Emefiele.

The Court filings will begin today as more Nigerians continue to call for the CBN Governor’s resignation.

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