There seems to be nothing in the way to hamper the safety of the No-Confidence Motion which the Alliance For Change (AFC) tabled against the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Administration. A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has given all assurances that it will vote in favour of the Motion.
APNU and the AFC met yesterday at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition and discussed matters relating to the Motion.
At that meeting APNU re-affirmed its unwavering commitment to passing the vote of no confidence
against the government at the earliest sitting of the National Assembly.
Those who attended the meeting on behalf of the AFC included Party Leader Khemraj Ramjattan, Vice-Chairman, Moses Nagamootoo, Catherine Hughes (Party Whip) and General Secretary David Patterson.
APNU’s delegation comprised its Chairman and Leader of the Opposition, David Granger, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine, Basil Williams (Deputy Speaker), Amna Ally (Opposition Chief Whip), Ronald Bulkan and Winston Felix.
APNU “strongly” reiterated support for the motion of no confidence, which was tabled in the National Assembly by AFC’s MPs, Nagamootoo and Hughes. on the parliamentary agenda when the National Assembly re-convenes this month.
The Parties, which hold a majority of seats in the National Assembly, agreed that the holding of local government elections or the setting of a date for such elections would not deflect from or affect passage of the vote of no confidence.
The government, they maintained, is bound by the Constitution to periodically hold local government elections, which were last held in 1994.
The AFC and APNU declared their united position on the no confidence motion, and insisted that it is clear and unambiguous. They rebuffed the various sinister attempts of the PPP/C to create confusion over the issue and to divert attention from it.
Both AFC and APNU have assured the Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman, of their support in the execution of his official functions.
Yesterday’s meeting came at a time where there was growing belief that APNU would have boycotted support that it had pledged for the Motion.
This belief begun after APNU renewed calls for Local Government Elections even though the Motion will result in the premature holding of General Elections.
PPP General Secretary, bicycle thief and website hacker Clement Rohee, on Monday told the Media that the AFC should prepare itself for major political fallout. This fallout, Rohee said, would be as a result of APNU’s non support for the Motion.