The Rivers State House of Assembly has confirmed the appointment of Justice Daisy Okocha as the chief judge of the state.
The confirmation by the state’s lawmakers was sequel to a letter from Governor Nyesom Wike requesting their approval to confirm Justice Daisy Okocha as the substantive CJ of the state.
The decision of the Assembly came shortly after the ruling of the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt, which set aside the judgement of the Federal High Court that voided the appointment of Okocha as CJ of the state.
Speaker of the Assembly, Hon Adams Dabatorudima, announced the confirmation yesterday after a debate and vote by the Assembly during an emergency plenary.
Meanwhile, the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt has set aside the decision of the Federal High Court and empowered Wike to approve Okocha’s appointment as the CJ of the state.
Lead lawyer to the National Judicial Council (NJC), Mr James Mmuo, said with the judgements so far, the state Assembly is entitled to confirm Justice Daisy Okocha’s appointment