David Ford said: “OFMDFM is yet again in turmoil. They have shown total indecision on this appointment.
“Not only has indecision reigned, OFMDFM have shown total contempt for the Assembly by announcing this move outside the chamber. They are running scared, and in doing this they have undermined democracy and shown contempt for victims.
“Are they trying to take ownership of the appointment process or ownership of the Commissioner? I hope that this does not create a dangerous precedent on public appointments.
“Victims’ voices need to be heard and this further delay does them a real disservice.”