The 1st Vice President of the Nigerian Bar Association, John Aikpokpo-Martins and the National Welfare Secretary, Kunle Edun, have filed a motion at the Federal High Court, Abuja, asking the court to stay proceedings on the suit filed by Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
In the motion filed by the NBA officials for thenselves and on behalf of members of the Save Nigeria, Our Fatherland group, they are asking the Court to be joined as the 3rd and 4th Defendants in the case.
The two Delta lawyers stated that they filed the suit in the interest of the Nigerian public, whom, would be affected by the decision of the Court.
They added that the case is one that all Nigerians are interested in.
They also contended that the defendants would not be able to sufficiently defend the interest of the public in the case.
The motion has been served on the Chambers of Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, counsel to Godwin Emefiele. The case comes up for hearing on Thursday.
Recall that Ozekheme had on Monday through the instruction of the CBN Governor filed a suit at Federal High Court, Abuja, seeking a restraining order from being disqualified from 2023 presidential election.
Emefiele is asking the court to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Attorney General of the Federation from disqualifying him from APC presidential primaries.
But in a ruling on Monday, the court declined Emefiele’s request, and ordered INEC and AGF to appear before it in the next adjured date.