By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com]- Opposition Leader David Granger says the joint Opposition has been forced by Government to push for general elections ahead of Local Government Elections [LGE] because of the administration’s lawlessness.
During a recent interview with iNews, the Opposition Leader said the malpractice by Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh has to be dealt with immediately so as to stop the illegal spending of funds that were disapproved in the National Assembly by the Opposition.
He is of the view that the No Confidence motion is the only way this can be done. Head of the Social Change organization – BLUE CAPS – Clinton Urling called for LGE to take precedence over general elections.
Although the Opposition has been pushing LGE, Granger has had a change of heart.
“It was our view that local government elections should be held first, but the lawlessness of the Minister of Finance, the illegal expenditure is something that is definitely urgent and needs to be attended to; we have to move quickly to prevent that lawlessness,” Granger told iNews.
The motion has already been submitted to the National Assembly. It is expected to be debated when Parliament reconvenes on October 10. According to Guyana’s constitution, the President and the Cabinet must resign with immediate effect, if the motion is passed in the National Assembly.
Once this is done, the Government has three months to remain in office and prepare for elections. President Donald Ramotar has already expressed his readiness for elections if the motion is passed.