Ihedioha pledges to uphold the independence of the judiciary

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governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State has restated the resolve of his administration to uphold the independence of the judiciary and abide by the rule of law.

Ihedioha made the remark at the swearing-in of nine judges in Owerri, the state capital.

Seven of the judges are for the state high court, while two are the Customary Court of Appeal. He noted that the three-arm of government must collaborate for good governance to thrive.

Ihedioha pledges to uphold the independence of the judiciary

Ihedioha said; “to ensure good governance, the three arms of government must co-exist as separate organs of government independently, but collaborate.” The governor noted that his administration has maintained a symbiotic relationship with other arms of government, assuring that plans are in top gears, to enhance the status of the judicial system in the state after several years of neglect.

According to him, “we have reconstituted the judicial service commission; renovated of judges quarters has begun. We have also ensured the payment of salaries of judges as and when due and provided official guards for them.” “This administration achieved these feats within a short period of time, despite our financial constraints.”

Ihedioha pledges to uphold the independence of the judiciary

He revealed that of the 33 judges recommended for an appointment across the federation by the National Judicial Council, NJC, nine judges, the highest, was approved for Imo State. He said, “This is a testimony of our unwavering resolve to entrenching the tenant of rule of law in our state which can be achieved with an efficient and formidable judiciary.

Earlier, the Chief Judge of Imo State, Justice Paschal Nnadi, said governor Ihedioha has revitalized the judiciary in the state which has translated to gains to the judicial system, including the expedition of cases.

He expressed gratitude to the governor for rejuvenating the judiciary and assured that the judiciary will continue to serve justice to all. Justice Ihuoma Grace Chukwunyere who spoke on behalf of the newly inaugurated judges assured that they will uphold the law at all times.

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