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Gov Ahmed reiterates administration’s commitment to rule of law


ILORIN – Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara on Thursday in Ilorin reiterated the commitment of his administration to the rule of law.

Ahmed stated this while swearing in Justice Oloruntoyin Mohammed as the new Grand Khadi of the Upper Area Court of Appeal and Justice Abdulraheem Ibrahim as Khadi.

The governor, who promised to reform the judicial system in the state, stressed the need for judicial officers to strengthen judicial process for the good of the common man.

He said equity, justice and adherence to the rule of law would help to solve the socio-economic and security challenges facing the country.

“Once we adopt, imbibe, and strictly implement these time-tested values, most of the problems confronting our country will be overcome,” he said.

Ahmed promised that his administration would not spare any effort in reforming the judiciary which he noted was yielding the desired results.

He warned the people against using violence as a political tool, saying: “Our state has no place for those who seek to cause trouble in our neighbourhoods.

“In line with our established stand, we will spare no effort to ensure that trouble makers face the full extent of the law.’’

Ahmed also urged Nigerians to remain vigilant and guard their votes as the country prepares for the 2015 general elections.

“We must resist any attempt to coerce or frustrate popular will through violence or any other means.

“Guard your vote for they represent your tool for securing the leadership that will better your lives,” he said.

Earlier, the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Kamaldeen Ajibade, said the appointment of judges or Khadis was not statutorily based on seniority of office.

He said appointees must have the requisite qualifications and experience, adding that such appointments were subject to availability of vacancy.

The new Grand Khadi promised that the judiciary would spare no effort to improve the quality of justice in the state. (NAN)

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