By Gabriel ENOGHOLASE, Beni
Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole yesterday in Benin said that the people look up to the judiciary in the resolution of conflicts between the three arms of government, saying that only the judiciary has the power to pronounce judgement on constitutional and other legal issues.
â€œThe people look up to the judiciary in resolving conflicts between various arms of governments because at the end of the day, only the judiciary has the power to pronounce judgments on constitutional and other legal issuesâ€.
Oshiomhole who spoke while swearing in the Acting Chief Judge of Edo State, Justice Cromwell Osamwonyi Idahosa described him as a man of courage, commitment and diligence whose capacity for work is immeasurable and reminded him of the enormous responsibility that the position entails.
He expressed joy that the Judiciary was in very good hands, under the leadership of the new Acting Chief Judge, stressing that he was coming at a time when the people looked up to the Judiciary for justice.
He therefore the new Chief Judge ensure that he restores confidence in the Judiciary and ensure that judicial officers work in harmony and with a common goal and objective.
He however assured him his administration would provide the wherewithal to enable them do so, adding that the Judiciary remains relatively the most marginalized arm of the three arms of government.
Oshiomhole disclosed that government has procured some vehicles for distribution to some deserving judges, while urging Justice Idahose to provide effective leadership.
Responding, the new Acting Chief Judge, Justice Cromwell Idahosa thanked the Governor for the appointment and pledged to uphold the dignity and honour of the Judiciary.
Born on January 25th, 1952, Justice Idahosa who hails from Ovia South West Local Government Area, attended Immaculate Conception College (ICC), Benin City between 1964 and 1969 and Edo College, Benin City between 1970 â€“ 1971.
He read Law at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile_Ife from 1971 to 1975 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1976.
He was appointed a High Court Judge in June, 1993.