IPF flays marginalisation of Isoko in appointment of judges
• Threatens legal, mass actions
A non-governmental pressure group, Isoko Progress Forum (IPF), has decried exclusion and marginalisation of experienced, qualified and competent judicial officers of Isoko ethnic nationality in appointment of judges in Delta State judicial system.
It expressed this in a petition entitled: ‘Extreme Marginalisation of Isoko in Appointment of Judges in Delta’, dated October 30, 2021 and addressed to the Chairman, Judicial Service Commission (JSC) in Asaba, the Delta State capital.
It stated: “IPF wishes to draw the attention of the Delta Judicial Service Commission, State Government and others to the brazen exclusion of our ethnic nationality in the recent appointment of judges in the state.
“The exercise was done in flagrant violation of fair play, equity, justice and inclusion; against the spirit behind the establishment of the Delta State Judicial Service Commission and the Federal Character Commission.
“The Isoko nationality is a minority tribe, like the Ijaw and the Itsekiri, who get fair deals in appointments as other ethnic groups in Delta State.”