By Kurt Campbell
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Opposition Leader and Leader of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), David Granger says he is very confident that all his Parliamentarians will vote solidly in support of the No – Confidence Motion against the Donald Ramotar led Administration when the time arises.
His comment comes a day after Alliance for Changer (AFC) Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan claimed that there were attempts by the government to buy the support of three opposition MPs at $30M each.
At his weekly press briefing this morning, Friday, September 19, Granger said he is very confident that it was none of his MPs.
While he did not state what led him to hold such a strong position, Granger sought to hint that the claim may very well be a fabrication.
“I don’t know if there is an offer at all… I don’t know who made it up or where it came from,” he told reporters; adding that there is no discussion between the ruling People’s Progressing Party and his opposition coalition to hold off on the no confidence vote.
When Ramjattan made the starling disclosure yesterday, he did not reveal which opposition Party members the PPP is in talks with for their support but stated that the AFC has put measures in place to ensure its members do not buy into the PPP’s plot.
To this end, Ramjattan believes his MPs will hold true to the Party’s position.
He said he could not speak for APNU but said from all indication, that Party’s membership in the House will vote ‘yes’ on the Motion.
Ramjattan has since been called upon by the government and the ruling Party to disclose fully the details of this alleged “buy out” even as it categorically denies the allegation.
The Office of the President says it views with utter shock the latest public revelation by the Ramjattan; adding that this startling disclosure follows a long line of reckless and baseless utterances emanating from the AFC.
“The Office of the President rejects this outrageous allegation and challenges Ramjattan to disclose, forthwith and publicly, the names of these three Parliamentarians to which he makes reference and to further make a full and frank public disclosure of all or any information which he claims he has received in relation to this matter,” the statement added.
The AFC on August 07 hardened its position in going forward with a vote of no – confidence against the Donald Ramotar led administration by submitting the document to Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs. Granger had given the AFC all assurance that his Party will support the motion in the House when it is put to a vote.