Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has sworn in Justice Matilda Abrakasa Ayemieye as the Acting Chief Judge of the state.
Justice Ayemieye took the oath in acting capacity on Monday inside the Executive Council Chambers in Government House, Yenagoa.
Justice Ayemieye steps in following last week’s retirement of Justice Kate Abiri, who served as Chief Judge of the state for 15 years.
Governor Diri charged the new Acting Chief Judge to maintain the cordial relationship between the executive and judicial arms of government in the state.
The Governor said Justice Ayemieye was eminently qualified for the position and tasked her to carry her colleagues along in the scheme of things in order to move the state judiciary to greater heights.
The state’s helmsman also urged other members of the judiciary to support her to enable her succeed.