Nigerian governor says he may enter presidential election

Godwin Emefiele
Godwin Emefiele
IMF Staff Photo/Stephen Jaffe

Nigeria’s central bank governor Godwin Emefiele has gone to court to seek a ruling that he can remain in office while campaigning to become the country’s next president.

Unnamed parties submitted an application on Emefiele’s behalf to stand as president for Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives’ Congress, on May 6, together with the compulsory 1 million naira ($240,000) fee.

Emefiele said a day later that other people had submitted the application and raised the money without his

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