I Don’t Have Powers To Unilaterally Appoint Judges, Says Uduaghan
Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has said that the appointment of judges rested largely on set guidelines, processes and approval of the National Judiciary Council (NJC) with little inputs from the Executive.
Governor Uduaghan who stated this Friday in Asaba when he inaugurated three part-time members of the State Judicial Commission said “that only those who meet the ten years post-qualification guideline and approved by the Nigerian Judiciary Council will be appointed judges. I have little input on who can be appointed, as the NJC must screen and approve the people to be appointed. I cannot unilaterally appoint anybody as a judge”.
He charged the newly inaugurated members of the State Judicial Commission, Messsrs. Patrick Oganwu, Peter Wanogho, and Francis Omatseye to ensure quality and selfless service at all time in the discharge of their duties stressing that “they should help chart a robust Judicial Service Commission capable of producing judicial officers and staff that will offer to the public transparent and unimpeachable justice”.
While reaffirming government’s support for the Commission and the state judiciary in the discharge of their respective functions. Governor Uduaghan assured …
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