“Nuisance motion filed by the Opposition” – Min Harmon
DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, December 11, 2018
“Nuisance value,” this was how Minister of State Joseph Harmon described the recent move by the Opposition to have Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo vacate his parliamentary seat; whilst performing the duties of President.
Minister Harmon reminded that immediate past Prime Minister Samuel Hinds was never absent from the Parliament whilst performing similar functions, “I can’t recall any such occurrence,” the minister stated.
He opined that the PPP/C is “trying to capture media attention and create confusion where none exists.”
The opposition PPP/C through its Chief Whip in Parliament, Gail Teixeira, wrote the Speaker of the Assembly today informing him of the party’s concern and claiming that it might be unconstitutional.
President David Granger is currently out of the country and the Prime Minister has been attending Parliamentary sittings even as he continues to perform the functions of President.
Prime Minister Nagamootoo explained several times as an elected member, thus he cannot “be unelected.” The Prime Minister added that he has the right to be in the Assembly and he is just performing the functions of the President’s office in the President’s absence and not assuming the President’s portfolio or his office.
Paul Mc Adam.
Images: Keno George.