PDP Senatorial Candidate, Laments Exclusion Of Ebonyi Judges from FCT Bench

- Joyce Onuora 

The People's Democratic Party(PDP) Senatorial candidate for the forthcoming February 3rd bye-election in Ebonyi South zone, Barr Silas Onu has expressed concern over exclusion of Ebonyi judge from federal capital territory High court Bench. 

Barr. Onu  described such as injustice to humanity meted on the people of Ebonyi State in the just concluded appointment of judges into the federal capital territory High court.

Barrister Onu, in a press statement made available to journalists in Ebonyi state, called on the NJC to immediately discontinue the unjust process of the appointment of judges into the FCT High Court, to accommodate and include Ebonyi state where the applicants emanated from.

 According to him, he said the publication listed the States where applicants are expected, and to his  greatest shock, Ebonyi State, once more has been deliberately not listed among the States where applications are expected from, and today, as the FCT High Court is presently constituted, Ebonyi State is visibly missing and not in anyway represented on that Bench 

"We have no single judge there! Is the federal character principle blind to the interest of Ebonyians? or are we considered not to be good enough for the FCT Bench? The publication listed states that already dominated the FCT High Court as if it has become the exclusive preserve of these States. 

"I call on the Judicial Service Commission and National Judicial Council to discontinue this unjust process and immediately include Ebonyi State as one of the focal States with a minimum of 3 slots to make up for our absence on the FCT Bench," he said 

The Candidate, however, call on all well meaning Nigerians, the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA Abuja branch, Nigeria Government, as well as Nigerian Senate to lend their voices towards correcting the obvious anomalies and deliberate act of excluding Ebonyi State from having even a single judge on the FCT Bench. END

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