IRG faults NJC on appointment of justices

By Emeka Mamah

Enugu—The Igbo Renaissance has faulted the claim by the Nigeria Judicial Council, NJC, that Ndigbo were not short-changed in the recent appointment of Appeal Court justices, saying the South-East zone was actually sidelined in the process.

The National Secretary of the group, Chief Roland Eze, said by convention, each of the states in the country were supposed to have three serving justices of the Court of Appeal, adding that while Kwara State for example will have four by the new arrangement, Enugu and Abia States will have two each, as no candidate was interviewed from the east by the NJC, despite the short-listing of qualified candidates from the area.

He told Vanguard, “it is difficult to know what magic the NJC used in arriving at this awkward arrangement, whereby the South-East will have 13 serving justices in the Court of Appeal, while all other zones had 15 or 16.”

 

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