Anambra ex-Attorney General up thumbs Bulkachuwa, Obi, Obiano

---says govt is a continuum
By Valentine Amanze

The President of Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa, has received commendation from a former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Anambra State, Mr. Peter Afuba.
She was commended for her efforts in the actualization of a division of the Court of Appeal in Anambra State.

Expressing his joy over the establishment of the Court of Appeal division in Awka, Afuba also hailed all those who facilitated the actualization of the Appeal Court branch.
Afuba said that the application for the court to be established in Awka kicked off during his tenure as Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice under former Governor Peter Obi’s regime.
He also disclosed that Obi’s regime attracted the establishment of a Federal High Court and Customary Court of Appeal in Awka.
While commending Obi for his foresight in initiating the process, he also thumbed up the incumbent Governor Willie Obiano for understanding that government is a continuum by actualizing the establishment of the Court of Appeal in the state. He expressed happiness to Obiano for acting on that aspect of governance for better justice delivery as his heart was gladdened.
The former Anambra Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice commended the current Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Dr Uju Nworgu, and all those who contributed in the Ministry of Justice and Judiciary to ensure that the Appeal Court project became a reality after meeting all the conditions stipulated by President of the Court of Appeal.
Afuba said that sitting an appellate court in Awka would lessen the sufferings of Anambra people traveling to other areas like Lagos, Kaduna, Enugu, Ibadan and Abuja for their appeal. He said that it would equally reduce the cost of travelling to Enugu frequently to obtain justice, and time of obtaining justice as well as the huge fees paid legal practitioners for their services. He added that the socio-economic benefits of the court in Awka were great.
Besides, he commended the five-person committee headed Dr Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN, to work for the creation of the appellate court, Mrs Patricia Igwebuike, the Special Adviser to the State Government on Legal Matters, as well as other committee members: Justice Anthony Iguh, formerly of the Supreme Court; Dr Uju Nwogu, the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice; and Mr Emeka Etiaba, a renowned Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

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