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CJ appointment: Wike forwards NJC recommendation to Assembly

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, says he will not succumb to sentiment over who becomes the next Chief Judge of the State as he conveys to the State House of Assembly a letter of recommendation from the National Judicial Commission (NJC).

The recommendation for the appointment of the new Chief Judge in the State has pitched the governor against lawyers in the state who had insisted that the most senior Judge should be recommended for the next appointment as the State Chief Judge.

Speaking when he received a delegation of Okpo Club of Nigeria on courtesy visit at Government House Port Harcourt, Governor Wike said the process of appointment of a substantive Chief Judge is based on constitutionality and not sentiment.

Governor Wike said the names of two most senior judges of the State High Court were submitted by the State Judicial Service Commission to the NJC early in order to avoid the situation of having a Chief Judge in acting capacity.