By Victor Graham
Members of the Rivers State House of Assembly on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of Justice Simeon Amadi as the new Chief Judge of the state.
Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon. Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani, had before the confirmation of Justice Amadi, read his letter of nomination sent to the House by Governor Nyesom Wike, during the plenary.
Wike’s letter to the assembly was sequel to the recommendation of Justice Amadi for the position by the National Judicial Council (NJC).
Leader of the House, Hon. Martins Ameawhule, shortly after the letter was read, moved a motion for Justice Amadi to take a bow and leave, saying his service from the state Magistrate Court to the High Court of the state are testimonials of his credibility and capability.
Hon. Ameawhule, who represents Obio/Akpor Constituency I, stated from his findings, Justice Amadi was eligible for the position which was attested to by most of his colleagues.
The lawmaker representing Akuku-Toru Constituency two, Hon. Lolo Opuene seconded the motion before the Speaker announced the confirmation based on the affirmation of the 18 members that were present in the House.
Justice Amadi will take over from Justice Adama Iyayi-Lamikanra who is expected to bow out of service after attaining the mandatory age of 65.