By Fareeza Haniff
[www.inewsguyana.com] – General Secretary of the Alliance for Change (AFC), David Patterson has confirmed October 16 as the date for the much anticipated debate on the No Confidence Motion against the government.
During a telephone interview with iNews today, Wednesday October 1, Patterson confirmed that the AFC met with the main Opposition – A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) where APNU’s Leader, David Granger reiterated the Party’s support for the AFC sponsored No Confidence Motion.
Patterson explained that the National Assembly will resume on October 10 and the AFC will be moving to have October 16 as the date that its Executive Member, Moses Nagamootoo move the motion.
In his Facebook post today, Patterson said, “The end is near!! Just came out of a meeting with APNU – and they have GUARANTEED support for the AFC No Confidence Motion when Parliament reconvenes next week!! Mark this date October 16, 2014 – History shall be made!”
According to Patterson, the AFC is hoping that the motion will be debated on that date and that the meeting with the APNU today dealt with “options and hurdles” the Motion may face.
Meanwhile, when contacted by iNews, General Secretary of the APNU, Joseph Harmon said that the Party is clear in its support of the Motion. Although Harmon was not part of the meeting, he rubbished criticisms that the APNU is not committed to the motion.
He said the Party is equally committed to the motion as it is for the holding of Local Government Elections.
“We will support the motion once it comes on the floor,” Harmon told iNews.
Yesterday, Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman said the outcome of the pending No Confidence Motion cannot be anticipated, taking into consideration the many possibilities that surround it.
He alluded that one of those possibilities is that it could remain on the Order Paper for several months; awaiting a debate.
However, Harmon did not agree with this notion. He said that the Motion is a priority and will be treated as such.