Non Assent to Bills: PPP tells APNU to take its grouse to Court

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Leader of the APNU, David Granger.
Leader of the APNU, David Granger.

The PPP is urging A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) to take its argument over the non assent of Bills by President Donald Ramotar to the law court.

At a press conference today, the party noted that the President had already ventilated his concerns and reasons for not assenting to certain Bills which he believes collide with the constitution.

In addition, the PPP said the President has communicated his position to Speaker of the House Raphael Trotman and so any further badgering from the APNU could go to the court especially since they had already indicated a willingness to do so.

“It has already been stated that not every Bill which passes through the National Assembly results in an automatic assent by the President. Our constitution resides in the President a latitudinal power of discretion as to whether he will assent or not. The President after careful consideration has decided that he will not assent, and he has complied with the procedure that the constitution outlines when he decides to withhold his assent,” General Secretary of the PPP, Clement Rohee said.

Meanwhile, on another issue that is still being batted around, the PPP today stated that the APNU cannot absolve itself from any blame for the death of the Amaila project.

General Secretary of the PPP, Clement Rohee
General Secretary of the PPP, Clement Rohee

According to the ruling party, the opposition is engaged in a propaganda war to justify its actions, given the harsh judgment it is receiving from the people.

With regards to the public acceptance of the propaganda war, the PPP said they are confident that the Guyanese public is judicious on matters of national importance.

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