The Governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Celebration (SDP) Mr Eyo O. Ekpo has condemned the non-appointment of Chief Decide of Cross River State by the State Authorities.
Mr Ekpo who spoke to DAILY POST through cellphone on Thursday lamented the non-appointment of the State Chief Decide, noting that it’s uncommon and unprecedented within the historical past of Cross River State.
“It’s uncommon, it’s unprecedented and within the case of Cross River State, it’s merely borne out of an inanimate need to manage the Judiciary. The Nationwide Judicial Council (NJC) is aware of what to do, the State Home of Meeting is aware of what to do and the Governor is aware of what to do. The principles of appointing State Chief Decide have been abused utterly. Any individual is making the most of the truth that the legislators aren’t collectively,” he acknowledged.
He stated that the Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade had already made his place identified way back. He thought that the Chief Decide’s appointment is a matter for quota system. That, even after they haven’t any Chief Decide within the North, whether or not the particular person is legible or not, she or he must be appointed.
Mr Ekpo stated, “I cannot waste my time to advise the Governor as a result of the Governor is above recommendation.
“The Governor of Cross River State is past recommendation. The Governor of Cross River State doesn’t respect recommendation. He is aware of every little thing and sees every little thing.
“The State of origin of a Decide to be appointed will not be a related criterion wherever for the appointment of Chief Decide of a State. There are numerous Judges in lots of states who aren’t from these states. The choice of the State Home of Meeting was to create unhealthy blood between the Cross River and Akwa Ibom States which is regrettable,” he additional acknowledged.