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Wike Challenges FG On Legality Of Executive Order 10

A file photograph of Rivers State (*10*), Nyesom Wike.

 

Rivers State (*10*) Nyesom Wike has challenged the Federal Government on the legality of Executive Order 10.

The governor mentioned the motion of the Federal Government to advocate uniform phrases and situations for the administration of the judicial arm of presidency in a Federal System of Government prejudices the powers of the federating states to handle its affairs.

Wike mentioned this on Monday at a dinner organised in Government House for members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) who’re holding their 61st Annual General Conference in Port Harcourt.

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“I will not sign any law that dictates… I was not appointed, I was elected by the people of the state, and by law, I am the only one that can present the budget to legislators.

“Nobody can force me on how my state would operate,” he mentioned.

He argued that the structure of the nation ensures the authorized and monetary independence of the judiciary, which his administration is religiously implementing.

He mentioned the funds he releases for the concurrent expenditure of the judiciary in Rivers State and his intervention in capital tasks are far past the allocation which is advisable within the Federal Government’s Executive Order 10 which was signed by President Muhammadu Buhari in May 2020 to grant monetary autonomy to the judiciary throughout the 36 states of the federation.

(*10*) Wike additionally warned in opposition to the deduction of Rivers State funds from supply, for the judiciary, as advisable in Executive Order 10, stating that he won’t signal the suggestions regardless of the stress from the Chief Judge of Rivers State, Justice Simeon Amadi.

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