- Governor Abiodun urged the judiciary to maintain its dual role of ensuring political stability and being the common man’s last hope
- He emphasized the importance of the separation of powers among the three branches of government and promised support for the judiciary
Prince Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun State, has urged the judiciary to maintain its dual roles of ensuring political stability and serving as the common man’s last hope.
The governor, speaking at the church service to usher in the legal year 2023/2024 at the Cathedral of St. Peters, Ake, Abeokuta, urged the judiciary to continue on the glorious path of serving the people.
Abiodun also urged the judiciary to continue to ensure that all three branches of government work independently, but collaboratively, within the tenets and principles of separation of powers for the benefit of the people.
In appreciation for their life of sacrifice, the governor stated that his administration would continue to provide the necessary support to the judiciary.
He also stated that his administration would continue to uphold the rule of law and all fundamental democratic principles.
Because the judiciary remains the balancing scale between the executive and legislative arm of government in every democratic setting, and also serves as the sanctuary of the common man, I want to implore you, my lordships to continue to play your dual role of ensuring political stability and being the last hope of the common man.
As a matter of duty, you must continue on that glorious path and ensure that all three organs of government work independently, but collectively within the tenets and principles of the separation of power for the overall good of our people.
You have a very tough job; a tough job to do in dispensing justice without fear or favour. You aren’t able to socialize and you are sentenced to reclusion. You can’t engage in any commercial business; you spend all your time listening to cases attentively and writing judgements.
Even though your reward is in heaven, we will continue to provide the needed support in appreciation of your life of sacrifice and to motivate you, he said.