Tuesday, 24 July 2012


Osun State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Monarchs and religious leaders in the state to prevail on Gov. Rauf Aregbesola not to carry out his purported plans to appoint the Chief Judge and Head of Service of the state from Lagos.

The party in a statement issued by its Head of Legal Services, Otunba Sunday Ojo Williams alleged that it had been reliably informed that Aregbesola and Senator Bola Tinubu had resolved to appoint Justice Olubunmi Oyewole of the probate division of Lagos High court as Chief Judge of Osun state.

Justice Oyewole who was made a judge on May 24, 2001 by Tinubu is currently number 33 in Lagos High court and has never served in the judiciary of Osun state.

The incumbent Chief Judge of Osun state, Justice George Olaniyi Ojo is due for retirement on November 8, 2012.

The PDP said it was unheard of that a governor would want to bypass all known administrative, legal and moral norms to impose outsiders on the Judiciary and the civil service stressing that all stakeholders in the state must rise up to resist the plans.

It therefore appealed to traditional rulers, religious leaders, the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Osun state Judicial Service Commission and the Civil Service Commission to rise up now and insist on the protection as well as preservation of the time honoured tradition that has nurtured the services over the years.

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