Osun lawmakers confirm Ojo as Chief Judge

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The new chief justice has been charged to promote justice at all times.

The Osun House of Assembly on Tuesday confirmed Adepele Ojo as the new Chief Judge of the state with a charge to promote justice at all times.

Osun State has faced controversies on the appointment of a substantive Chief Judge after the retirement of the former Chief Judge, Olaniyi Ojo.

On Tuesday, however, the Speaker of the house, Najeem Salaam, said her confirmation was based on seniority, adding her earlier rejection was because of the pending legal action on the issue.

Mr. Salaam urged Ms. Ojo to “promote substantive justice over technicality and to allow justice roll down like water and righteousness, like a mighty stream’’.

He said the judiciary must be united and act as one body to fight crime and corruption. He advised her to work with other judges for enthronement of justice and maintain the name of judiciary.

Mr. Salaam advised the new chief judge to digitalise the judiciary and cooperate with the state government to move the state forward.

In her response, Ms. Ojo pledged not to discharge her duties with fear, affection or ill will as well as to promote justice and equality to all in the state.

Ms. Ojo was sworn-in as Acting Chief Judge on March 5.


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