Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has urged the judiciary to maintain the dual roles of ensuring political stability and being the last hope of the common man.
The governor, who spoke at the church service, held at the Cathedral of St. Peters, Ake, Abeokuta, to usher in the year 2023/2024 legal year, urged the judiciary to continue on the glorious path of serving the people.
Abiodun, who also urged the judiciary to continue to ensure that all three organs of government work independently, but collectively within the tenets and principles of separation of powers for the overall good of the people.
The governor said that his administration would continue to provide the needed support for the judiciary in appreciation of their life of sacrifice.
He added that his administration would continue to uphold the rule of law and all the fundamental principles of democracy.
“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.