Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has denied having a hand in the recent suspension of some magistrates in the state.
He made this denial while declaring open the 2017 Chief Judge’s Seminar, with the theme: ‘Dispensation of substantial justice in the eyes of the law’, held at the International Events Centre, DOME in Akure.
The state judiciary kicked out about 190 Magistrates and Senior Registrars over what it termed irregular appointments.
But Akeredolu, in his address yesterday said, “the development was introduced by the State Judiciary Commission (NJC), as part of the ongoing efforts of cleaning the judiciary system.”
“The ongoing reform in the judiciary will give way for speedy judiciary dispensation in the country,” the governor, who was represented by his deputy, Agboola Ajayi, noted.
He, however, charged stakeholders in the judiciary to champion fairness, equity and justice while discharging their constitutional responsibilities.
He noted that for the growth of the nation, all hands must be on deck to ensure equity and justice in the national life of the citizenry.
He stressed further that the seminar would go a long way in reforming judiciary and the society at large.
In her address earlier, the Acting Chief Judge of Ondo State, Hon. Justice Olanrewaju Akeredolu said the forum availed members of legal profession to learn aspects the law, life and new things in the law to impact meaningfully on the society.