By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has made it clear that it is not interested in nominating someone to occupy the post of Deputy Speaker in Guyana’s National Assembly.
PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee made the pronouncement on Monday November 9, while responding to a question posed by iNews.
Rohee, when asked whether the Party has made any forward movements to name an individual for the post, responded that the question was based on the assumption that the Party is interested.
“You are assuming that we are interested in it,” said Rohee later adding, “no we are not, we are not interested in that.”
Chief Whip of the PPP, Gail Teixeira on August 17, had told Speaker Dr Barton Scotland, that the Party has no nominees for the post of Deputy Speaker.
The Party was slated to select someone from its list of Parliamentarians to occupy the post but when called upon by Dr Scotland, Teixeira responded that the PPP has no nominees.
There were reports that former Attorney General, Anil Nandlall would take up the post, but Rohee had denied the report.