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Sustained people’s confidence in judiciary as last hope – Adamawa Governor Fintiri

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By Joseph Adahnu, Yola

12Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has enjoyed the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to sustain people’s confidence in the judiciary as the last hope of the common man.

The governor made the remarks while declaring open the Emergency National Executive (NEC) meeting of the association in Yola.

The governor who was represented by his Deputy Prof. Kaletapwa Farauta, said the legal profession has served as fulcrum round which the country’s democracy revolves.

It is on this note that, “I urge you to be firm in reprimanding the few bad eggs in your midst while celebrating those with demonstrable integrity, dexterity, courage and patriotism.

The Governor said, “I urge you to help in sustaining the confidence in the judiciary as the last hope of the common man. Let justice be done and let justice be seen to be done”.

Speaking earlier, the NBA President, Yakubu Maikyau, SAN, urged government at all levels not to take decision no matter how good they may seem without checking the constitution.

According to Maikyau, as lawyers they give guidance and protection to the people and government.

Therefore, “Government should not do something they feel good about. They should check if the law permits them,” the NBA president asvised.

On the outcomes of election petition judgements, he said the judges rendered justice in those decisions, adding that wherever there is justice there are also commendation as the people would connect to the justice of the case.

He thanked the state Chief Judge for good leadership and reforms in the judiciary, which brings justices to the door step of the common man.

In a remark, the State Chief Judge, Justice Hapsat Abdulrahaman urged the participants to take decisions that would enhance relevance of the bar.

Abdulrahaman praised the judiciary for entrusting women to handle election petitions across the country.

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