Monday May 23, 2022 11:36 AM

2023 Presidency: Emefiele heads to court, hires Ozekhome

The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, has filed a suit at Federal High Court in Abuja to seek a constitutional interpretation of his non-resignation while pursuing his presidential ambition.

It will be recalled that since last Friday, he  has been facing heavy barrage of criticisms after N100 million expression of interest and nomination forms of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) were purchased on his behalf.

On Saturday, Emefiele on his Twitter handle thanked those who bought the forms for him, saying he would use his personal resources to procure the forms if he decided to contest.

“I am humbled by the growing interest of those asking that I run for the Office of President in the 2023 general elections: I have not come to that decision.

“I note and salute the sacrifices of those farmers and patriots going as far as raising personal funds and offering me Presidential Nomination Forms: I thank them most profusely.

“However, Should I answer their calls and decide to seek presidential nomination, I will use my own hard-earned savings from over 35 years of banking leadership to buy my own Nomination Forms, without proxies in an open and transparent manner in full compliance with the laws and Constitution of The Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“And should I not run for elected office, I will continue to serve and sacrifice for the good people of Nigeria under the able leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. This is a serious decision that requires God’s Divine intervention: in the next few days The Almighty will so direct,” he had tweeted.

It was learnt that he has reached out to a constitutional lawyer  Dr Mike Ozekhome (SAN), to seek interpretation of the constitution and public service rules on public servants seeking elective positions while in office

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