Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, withdraws suit filed against Independent National Electoral Commission, Attorney-General over his presidential ambition.

Written by on May 24, 2022

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, has withdrawn the suit he filed against the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Attorney-General of the Federation over his presidential ambition.

Emefiele, through his counsel, Sylvanus Maliki, told Justice Ahmed Mohammed that a notice of discontinuance had been filed and served on the defendants in the matter.

Maliki, who held the brief of Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, said though the matter was scheduled for a mention, they had Emefiele’s instruction to withdraw the suit.

He prayed the court to discontinue the suit and make an order striking it out, issues having not been joined by parties in the suits, citing Order 50 of the rules of this court.

Although counsel to the fourth defendant, John Aikpokpo-Martins, opposed Emefiele’s intention to withdraw the suit, he urged the court to dismiss the suit with 1.5 million naira cost.

Amen Kantiyok

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