[www.inewsguyana.com] – Opposition Chief Whip, Amna Ally is not prepared to accept the label of being a liar and has rebuked Government’s Chief Whip Gail Teixeira who yesterday, in a statement issued to the media, stopped short of calling Ally a liar as she pointed out that Ally is not telling the entire truth about efforts to set a date for the reconvening of the National Assembly.
Earlier in the week, Ally had expressed her frustration with the constant back and forth between herself and Teixeira. Ally accused Teixeira of being “very difficult” as she has rejected several dates proposed by the Opposition.
But according to Teixeira, Ally is well aware that Opposition Leader, David Granger and President Donald Ramotar are in ‘talks’ and it was agreed that the ‘talks’ would be given a chance to “evolve” before a date is set
“I did not lie and I wish there was a third party there who would have listened to the telephone conversation between Gail and I,” Ally told iNews.
She reminded that it was the Parliamentary Management Committee that had mandated that herself and Teixeira come up with a date for the reconvening of the House.
“When I spoke with her she kept putting it off all the time, I had proposed October 30 and she didn’t agree, I then said the first week in November and she didn’t agree either and she said that the President and Granger are meeting and will come up with a date,” Ally added.
“I don’t know what she is talking about lying. I don’t have to lie about something like that but obviously she is dilly dallying and she is buying for time. Time for what I don’t know but that’s the position,” she vented.
Ally said while she is not a part of the meetings between the President and the Opposition Leader she can assure that setting a date for any Parliamentary Sitting is not on the agenda.
Meanwhile, the Opposition Chief Whip has rubbished claims that the main opposition and the government are meeting to set a date for local government elections which will see the boycotting of debates on the Alliance for Change (AFC) piloted no confidence motion against the incumbent.
She said the main opposition will support the motion whenever it comes up in Parliament.
Efforts to secure an update on AFC’s position on the matter proved futile.