Former Justice Minister Stelian Ion said on Friday that halting the selection of chief prosecutors was “clear proof” that selection was at stake in him being replaced.
“Halting the selection of chief prosecutors, as the first measure of the interim justice minister, is the clearest proof that selection was the main stake in me being replaced,” Ion wrote on his Facebook page.
He adds that the change of leadership of the Approval Directorate within the Justice Ministry shows that Prime Minister Florin Citu “has no respect for the law.”
“And the sudden replacement of the management of the Approval Directorate within the Ministry of Justice to facilitate winning approval for the National Local Development Programme 3 (PNDL 3), a project that facilitates public money theft and probably subsequent approvals, shows that Florin Citu has no respect for the law; he uses the same abusive methods that were once used by those he criticised so much in public. That is the sad reality of these days,” said the former minister.
Interim Justice Minister Lucian Bode said on Thursday that the selection procedure for filling the vacant management positions at prosecutor’s offices “cannot be carried out by an interim minister.”