The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Imo State chapter has lashed out at the state governor, Rochas Okorocha over the purported appointment of his cronies into the state Judicial Service Commission in the twilight of his administration.
The party described the action of the governor as a plot to frustrate the state’s governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha.
In a statement on Tuesday by the Imo state Secretary of the party, Ray Emeana, the PDP maintained that the appointment was designed by Okorocha to make sure that Ihedioha did not start on a good footing on May 29.
He added that the outgoing governor has also embarked on other last-minute secret appointments.
The statement read in part, “The hurried, belated and strange appointments by the outgoing administration of Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha designed to frustrate the incoming government of the governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha, has been brought to the notice of the Imo State Chapter of the PDP.
“This latest attempt by the outgoing governor who has inflicted untold hardship on Imo people to appoint his cronies as members of the Imo State Judicial Service Commission, barely two months left in its administration, is one case too many.
“The Imo State PDP hereby condemns this move as it is a political tool, calculated to impugn on the independence and sanctity of the judicial arm of government in Imo State.”