As Gov Willie Obiano remains mute on the ongoing strike by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Lawyers in Anambra State on Monday stormed the government house, Awka, blocked the gate while insisting that Governor, Willie Obiano must address the situation.
The lawyers, though few, represented all the eight branches of NBA in the state and were led to the protest by the chairman of the Nnewi Branch of the NBA and the and chairman, committee of chairmen, Barr Kingsley Awuka.
The protesting lawyers blocked the gate of the government house, refusing cars entry or exit from the government house while also causing long traffic of vehicles outside and inside the state’s seat of power.
Awuka said, “We came here for a peaceful protest. Our aim is just to drop a letter with the governor, to let him know we are not happy about his silence on the state of Judiciary in the state. We have been here for a long time, and no one is attending to us, that is why we are doing this.
“Anambra State branches of NBA are here to demand financial autonomy and independence of the judiciary from Governor Willie Obiano.