Anambra is on the verge of making history and breaking record if the Supreme Court approves the appointment of Rev. Fr. Dr. Edwin Obiora SAN,a priest of the Catholic diocese of Awka, as a judge of Supreme Court. This is sequel to an application by the cleric who is also the first Catholic priest to become a Senior Advocate in Nigeria for a position as a supreme court judge alongside 22 others.
This was made known in a statement issued on Thursday by the National Publicity Secretary of the NBA, Dr. Rapulu Nduka, in Lagos.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, had on Jan. 19 called for nominations of suitable candidates from five geopolitical regions in the country for appointment to the Supreme Court bench.
The zones are South-East, South-South, South-West, North-Central and North-West.
According to the statement, 23 lawyers sent their expressions of interest while urging the public to send in petitions where necessary.
The full list of aspirants signed and released by the Chairman of the NBA Judiciary Committee, Dr. Babatunde Ajibade (SAN), included;
Mr Abugu Oromafunu (SAN)
Mr Achara Ezekwesiri Mr Ademi-Akpeto Awolowo Mrs Joy Okungbowa (SAN) Mr Mahmud Adesina (SAN) Mr Adolor Onorieukuhakpo,l Mr Adelekan Ajayi Mr Ayoola Akande Mr Ademola Alabi Mr Nuraddeen Ayagi Mrs Miannaya Essien (SAN) Mr Udochukwu Ezeani Mr Chukwugekwu Ezenwa (SAN) Mr Omokhuwa Giwa. Chief Anthony Idigbe (SAN) Mr Enya Nwocha Mr Edwin Obiorah (SAN) Mr Ogbemudia Omoregie Mr Itoyah Otaru (SAN) Mr Ujah Oyiwona Mr Stanley Princewill Mr Salisu Shuaibu Mr Kadir Temim.
Recall that Rev. Fr. Sunday Obiora of the Catholic Diocese of Awka made history in Nigeria last year as the first Catholic priest in West Africa to be elevated to the position of Senior Advocate. He was also nominated Anambra legal person of the year 2021 based on his outstanding achievement in the legal profession.