“I am a Warrior” – President not worried about ‘no confidence’ motion

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By Tracey Khan – Drakes

President Donald Ramotar and Commissioner of Police (ag), Seelall Persaud earlier this year. [iNews' Photo]
President Donald Ramotar and Commissioner of Police (ag), Seelall Persaud earlier this year. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Opposition’s threat to pass a no confidence motion against the Government is not sitting well with President Donald Ramotar, who today lashed out at the Opposition and did not mix words about his take on this threat.

President Ramotar told iNews today that his administration remains defiant in the face of the Opposition’s plans and is prepared to deal with the consequences.

The Head of State says he is not worried about the no confidence motion.

“I am a warrior. I am prepared to deal with anything,” he declared.

Vice-Chairman of the Alliance for Change, Moses Nagamootoo cited Government’s lack of accountability among other issues as their reason for considering this no confidence motion.

Nagamootoo said the recent revelation that government spent $4.5 billion of the $37.4 billion which had been cut by the joint opposition from the $220 billion 2014 budget was a case in point as a financial breach by the Government.

Government is now hoping it can cover that amount and has tabled a financial paper in Parliament but there is no guarantee that the Opposition will support it.

If the Opposition passes this ‘no confidence’ motion, it would become a resolution that only the President can act on. However, this has proven to be a failed attempt, and one example is the no confidence motion that was brought against Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee.

The Opposition campaigned hard to have the Minister removed from his post for failure to effectively perform his duties, however, the President and his entire cabinet stood behind Rohee.

 

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