Governor Samuel Ortom has restated his resolve to continue to uphold the principles of separation of powers among the three arms of government.
He stated this today at the Benue Peoples House during a courtesy call on him by the outgoing Chief Judge of the state, Justice Adam Onum.

The Governor noted that the independency of the judiciary, the legislature and executive arms of government would deepen democracy, pointing out that they would continue to play complimentary roles to one another as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. 

He lauded the state judiciary for carving a niche for itself in the country as one of the best noting that it has made the people of the state proud.

Governor Ortom described the retiring Chief Judge as a complete gentleman who is  a courageous and God fearing who has demonstrated love for the judiciary and the people of the state.

He stated that the processes for the appointment of a new Chief Judge had already commenced and assured that they would be completed on time so that he would take over and a vacuum would not be created. 

The outgoing Chief Judge, Justice Adams Onum, expressed appreciation to Governor Ortom for giving him the opportunity to serve the state and the judiciary for the cooperation given him and appealed that such be extended to his successor.

He said that he was still available to offer service to the state when called upon.

Source: Benue State News

Author: Alexander Mezue

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