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Anglican bishop urges govs to appoint Igbo judges early

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Archbishop of Enugu Province (Anglican Communion), Emmanuel Chukwuma, has asked South East governors to appoint young lawyers into the bench, who will have brighter chances to be appointed as Supreme Court judges.

Speaking at a church service to end the first session of the 18th Synod of Enugu Diocese, yesterday, the cleric lamented the absence of Igbo lawyers at the apex court, insisting that “lawyers of Igbo origin are not appointed early enough by the governors to the bench.”

He added that when they were eventually appointed, they either retire at the lower bench or few years at the higher bench.

“It is, therefore, a clarion call on the South East governors to change this narrative and start appointing young and brilliant Igbo lawyers early enough to the bench, so that if they ever get to the Supreme Court, they can last longer,”Chukwuma said.

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