By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party, Clement Rohee says the Party is amused by the Opposition’s desire to move a ‘no confidence’ motion against the Donald Ramotar led administration.
At a press conference on Monday, June 30, Rohee said the PPP remains eternally optimistic about its prospects at any future elections and as such, he called on the Opposition to show its “testicular capacity” by brining the motion.
“If they can’t bring it, let them shut up and hold thy peace,” Rohee told the news conference.
Rohee is of the view that the People’s National Congress/ Reform is embarrassed by the damming revelations at the ongoing Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry about its involvement in the death of the Historian and is using this talk of a ‘no confidence’ motion as a diversion.
However, it was the Alliance For Change (AFC) that expressed the desire to pass a no confidence motion against the Government citing the illegal spending of Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh.
A Partnership for National Unity is yet to definitively state if it will support the AFC in this regard. They are expected to discuss the AFC’s proposed no confidence motion at its shadow Cabinet on Tuesday (July, 01).
“Extending the life of the Commission of Inquiry has become a big nightmare for the APNU/PNC in particular, regarding the AFC and Mr. Nagamootoo it is a known fact that he has always been driven by political vanity and unbridled craving for political office which eventually led to his resignation from the PPP after he realized that his political maneuvering had failed to impress and find favor with the PPP leadership,” Rohee said.
Rohee went on to note that the Leader of the Opposition, David Granger is currently on shaky political grounds in his own Party, because of his weak leadership.
“It is clear that Granger is trying to salvage his political imagine by making outlandish statements which are far removed from reality on the ground and so far as his influence and popularity is concerned.”
According to the constitution, the President and the Cabinet must resign if government is defeated by a majority vote of the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.
Once this is done, the Government has three months to remain in office and prepare for elections.