The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) in Cross River State has condemned the vacuum in the office of the State Chief Judge.
It said it is unconstitutional to have a State High Court without a Chief Judge.
The Association noted that the National Judicial Council (NJC) has remained silent over the situation seven days after the tenure of the acting Chief Judge, Justice Maurice Eneji, expired.
Justice Eneji’s tenure expired on September 2 and he cannot be reappointed having served two conservative tenures of three months each.
Chairman of the Calabar NBA, Paul Ebiala said the absence of a Chief Judge portends danger for the state.
According to him, the absence of a Chief Judge is like shutting down the judiciary completely.