Jim Allister has questioned the appointment of the former Parades Commission chief as head of the Community Relations Council.
The TUV leader said he was surprised given that Peter Osborne had “alienated large swathes of the unionist community” during his time overseeing parading.
“The question will be asked that after the mess created by the political decisions of the Parades Commission under Mr Osborne’s reign, why is he being rewarded? The amount of quangos that we have to suffer, the significant public money wasted on them and the musical chairs of each constituted one should be alarming.
“I look forward to hearing the First Minister’s explanation of this decision,” he said.