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2023: Why Emefiele Withdrew From Presidential Race

A source has disclosed why the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele withdrew the suit he filed against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Attorney-General of the Federation over his presidential ambition.

The unnamed individual who spoke with Punch recently stated that Emefiele had to withdraw the case because of the agreement he had with President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to the source, the CBN Governor and the president both agreed that the former should continue with his role and forget his presidential ambition.

"Emefiele instructed his lawyers to discontinue the matter, and the lawyer complied. He had briefed his lawyers to handle the matter, and a lawyer acted on the instruction of his client.

"The lawyers have withdrawn the case, I think based on his agreement with President Muhammadu Buhari to better stay back as Governor of CBN instead of going for the Presidency, I think that’s why.

"When they discontinued it, the party that wanted to join, one Martin Aikpokpo, asked for a dismissal of the case and N1 million cost, which the court rejected.

"Justice Ahmed Mohammed rejected the request; the AGF asked for N1 million cost, which the court also rejected. So what the court did was merely strike out the suit without any order as to cost", the source disclosed.

 

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