People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) parliamentarian, Dr Clive Jagan has resigned from his seat in the National Assembly. The House was informed of his resignation yesterday following his absence from sittings since the beginning of the year.
INews understands that the PPP/C will name a replacement soon.
The announcement was made by Speaker of the House, Dr Barton Scotland, at the beginning of Thursday’s session.
According to Dr Scotland, he received a letter from the Opposition parliamentarian on February 4 in which the first-time Member of Parliament indicated that he was giving up his seat in the National Assembly.
While Dr Jagan did not state, in the letter to the Speaker, the reason behind his decision, INews was informed that the parliamentarian has been ill for some time now and was overseas receiving medical treatment.
Dr Jagan is the nephew of the late President and co-founder of PPP, Dr Cheddi Jagan. The renowned dental surgeon made his entry into politics just before the May 2015 General and Regional Elections by endorsing the Party.