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Published On: Wed, Apr 4th, 2018

Gov. Ortom reaffirms support for independence of judiciary

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Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom

From Uche Nnorom Makurdi

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has reiterated his belief in absolute independence of the judiciary.
The Governor who said this yesterday while swearing in a new High Court Judge, Justice Josephine Mbayan Agua and two(2) Special Advisers, Thomas Anajav and Ode Enyi at Government House, Makurdi,
pledged not to interfere with the judiciary in the state.
He said his administration believed in the separation of powers and in the rule of law and charged the new appointees to embrace the core values and pillars of his administration in the discharge of their duties.
Ortom explained that the new appointees were chosen based on their track records of hard work, dedication and commitment to duty in previous assignments even as he called on other government appointees to give the new ones the desired support in order to succeed in their new offices.
Justice Ayua and Mr. Thomas Anajav who responded on behalf of the new appointees, expressed gratitude to Governor Ortom for finding them worthy to serve the state in such capacities and promised to put in their best to justify the confidence reposed in them.

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