Lagos - The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday called on Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode to dissolve the membership of the state Judicial Service Commission following expiration of its five-year tenure.
The call followed a motion moved by Mr Sanai Agunbiade (APC- Ikorodu 1) and seconded by Abiodun Tobun (APC-Epe 1) during plenary session.
Agunbiade, in the motion, said the call become necessary because the members had completed their stipulated five-year tenure.
"This House knows that section 197 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), said there shall be established, a state judicial service commission.
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"We further know that Lagos state Judicial Service Commission sees to the appointment, promotion and discipline and control, recommendation for National Judicial Council for the appointment of Chief Judge and judges of the High Courts.
He pointed out that the Chairman and members were still in position in spite of the fact that their tenure expired in February.
After a voice vote conducted by the Speaker, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, the House resolved to call on the state governo to dissolve the current membership of the commission.
The House constituted an Ad hoc committee to review the Assembly’s Code of Ethics 2001 to meet with the current reality.
This followed a motion moved by Mr Rotimi Abiru (APC-Shomolu 2), and Mr Oluyinka Ogundimu (APC-Agege 2).
The speaker listed the committee members to include Mr Rotimi Abiru (APC-Shomolu 2), Mrs Omotayo Oduntan (APC-Alimosho 2), and Mr Oluyinka Ogundimu (APC-Agege-2).
Others are Mr Segun Olulade (APC-Epe 2), Mrs Mosunmola Sango-dara-Rotimi (PDP-Surulere 2) and Mr Hakeem Bello (PDP-Amuwo-Odofin).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Bello was elected by the PDP caucus as the Minority Leader while Sangodara-Rotimi was elected as Minority Chief Whip.