Wike, has said that the judiciary should not be subjected to the
discretion of any sitting state governor.
judiciary by the executive could lead to abuses that might affect the
dispensation of justice.
Wike cautioned that the system would collapse if the judicial system of succession was not respected by governors and others.
He pointed out that with the swearing in of Okocha, as recommended by the National Judicial Council, it had become clear that governors should not wilfully disrespect NJC’s advice on who should be chief judge of a state.
Wike, who made reference to the NJC’s experience with the immediate past administration of Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, said, “The system will collapse if we refuse to respect the judicial system of succession as laid out.
“Allowing the judiciary to be subjected to the discretion of sitting governors will desecrate the independence of the judiciary and lead to abuses that would negatively affect the dispensation of justice.
“My administration will never do anything that will threaten the rule of law. We will always uphold the customs and traditions of the Judiciary. We never break down the laid down procedure
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