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Osun appoints acting CJ

BY GBENGA OLARINOYE

OSOGBO — Osun State governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola in pursuant to Section 271, Subsection 4 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) has appointed Hon. Justice Gloria E. Oladoke as the state’s Acting Chief Judge.

Justice Oladoke who is the most senior judge of the High Court in the state will today (Monday November 19, 2012) be sworn in at the State Secretariat, Abere.

It would be recalled that the Speaker, state House of Assembly, Hon. Najeem Salam has urged the governor to fill the vacant post on acting capacity following their rejection of the nominee of the governor for the post of the state Chief Judge, Justice Oyebola Adepele Ojo, claiming that the house based its decision on the rule of the house and the constitutional clause that bars the parliament from acting on the matter pending in court.

A statement by the Director, Bureau of Communications & Strategy Office of the Governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon stated that Justice Oladoke was appointed a judge of the High Court of Osun State on December 21, 2000 and seconded to the Customary Court of Appeal as President in July 2010.


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