5th January, 2023
Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara on Thursday swore in Justice Ayodele Adebara as the Acting Chief Judge of the state.
This is coming some hours after Justice Suleiman Kawu bowed out of the bench with great honours.
AbdulRazaq said in Ilorin that the development was to reaffirm the administration’s absolute respect for the separation of powers and rule of law.
“It is on record that this government has since its assumption of office in 2019, shown absolute respect for separation of powers and rule of law.
“It is in this regard that the most senior Judge on the High Court bench is being sworn in today to fill the vacant office of the Chief Judge of Kwara State.
“This is in compliance with Section 271(4) of the 1999 Constitution.
“I am pleased to have the honour this afternoon to swear in Hon. Justice Ayodele Adebara, as the Acting Chief Judge of Kwara,” AbdulRazaq.
The governor said that the action followed the retirement of Kawu, who was the state’s Chief Judge until Wednesday.