The Imo State chapter of the People Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the hurried, belated and strange appointments recently made by the out going government of Owelle Rochas Okorcoha.
Apart from recent recruitment of staff into the public service, the party cited the appointment of Governor Rochas Okorocha cronies as members of the Imo State Judicial Service Commission as part of the strange appointments coming just two months before the termination of his Rescue Mission administration. Viewing the new appointments as daring and embarrassing, Imo PDP contended that they were deliberately designed to frustrate the incoming administration of Chief Emeka Ihedioha.
According to the party which spoke through its State Secretary, Nze Ray Emeana, “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”.
It’s on record that Governor Okorocha has supervised the monumental decimation and destruction of all institutions of governance in the state since assuming office. This latest attempt is in furtherance of the series of lawless and reckless actions by the outgoing administration calculated at imposing a heavy burden on the new administration.
Recall that the outgoing administration has an ignoble record of arbitrarily abusing the tenure and smooth operation of the Judicial Service Commission while in office. Just last year the governor illegally sacked the leadership of the Judicial Service Commission which he appointed and appointed a set of new members before the expiration of the tenure of the serving members.