Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has sworn in Justice Akon Ikpeme as the Chief Choose of Cross River Point out.
The swearing-in adopted the retirement of Hon. Justice Michael Edem, as the Chief Judge of the point out. Governor Ayade said, “I have whole regard for segment 153 of the 1999 structure as amended, which delivers for the placing up of the Nationwide Judicial Council to safeguard the judiciary from the government.”
According to Ayade, “The Countrywide Judicial Council is the remaining authority on issues involving the appointment of the Chief Choose of the condition. I also recognise the part of the governor as effectively and I imagine that for the curiosity and peace of the point out, for the goodness of character and the warmness of the condition, the appropriate issue to do at this stage is what the state has done by swearing in an performing Chief Decide.”
The governor taken care of that, “the elegance of the legislation is that the law is derived from morality, ethics and norms of the people,” pointing out that, “The legislation has ethical sensitivity that we have to regard as a result Hon Justice Ikpeme’s appointment right now is a crystal clear testimony of the civilization of Cross River state.”
Ayade who was thrilled at the performing Main Judge’s curriculum vitae remarked that he has no question on her intellectual ability that will generate the judiciary of the state.
“Let me congratulate you for this fantastic feat since I know as a woman, you have higher ethics and increased morals and I consider that as a mom, all of individuals qualities will arrive to bare,” the governor said.
Declaring his whole regard for the performing Main Choose provided her pedigree, capability, qualification and information, Ayade intimated that, “given your extensive working experience as I read out from your CV, it is clear and very clear that certainly your tenure as the acting Chief Choose of Cross River will see a huge enhancement in our judicial technique.”
Responding, the newly sworn-in Performing Chief Choose thanked God who procedures in the affairs of men and the governor for swearing her in, as she pledged to do the job in sincerity for the duration of her tenure.
Applauding the governor for becoming a father of the entire condition, the performing Main Decide expressed hope that, “as a father, you will not enable the judiciary or the legislature to crumble.”
Hon Justice Ikpeme averred that “the separation of the arms of government as contained in the constitution emanated from the Bible when God explained I am the king, the law-giver and the decide,” incorporating that, “all are separated but perform as just one as when 1 leg fails, the others also fall short.”