ayokinews.com reportsHigh Court seated in Kwale, Delta state, has issued an injunction prohibiting the Board of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), from preventing CBN Governor Godwin Emiefele, from seeking elective position in cominl election.
Emefiele had earlier sought a court injunction allowing him to remain in office while running for president.
The application was submitted on May 5, 2022, and the judgment was issued on Thursday, May 12, according to The PUNCH.
Justice DC Maidoh approved the order and delayed the case until May 25 in a secret ruling given on May 5.
“In the circumstances, in line with order 39 rule 3 of our rules, this motion is hereby granted. The motion on notice is accordingly adjourned to 25/5/2022 for hearing,” the judge said.
Court documents obtained by PUNCH revealed; “The court upon reading through the motion papers and hearing C.N. Ofiah Esq. for the claimants/applicants ordered as follows: I have read the processes in this suit, the applicant has complied with order 39 of our rules.
“Applicants also deposed to an affidavit of urgency. From the processes before this court, I find that the said application at this stage has merit pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.
“In the circumstances, in line with order 39 rule 3 of our rules, this motion is hereby granted. The motion on notice is accordingly adjourned to 25/5/2022 for hearing. The applicant is to enter undertaking if the order sought ought not to have been made.”