Following remarks made by AFC Parliamentarian Cathy Hughes for Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee to allow his “ethics” to guide him to resign, the Minister said that Hughes would need to have high moral grounds before she can ask him to resign.
“For you to make a call like that, you have to have very strong moral grounds to do that and I don’t think that individual has very strong moral grounds to do that especially when you take into consideration the issue that has been swirling around them in respect of Sithe Global…there’s an old saying that people in glass houses should not throw stones,” Rohee told a media conference.
The Minister was referring to the fact that Cathy Hughes was the Public Relations Officer for the company – Sithe Global – which was the main investor in the controversial Amaila Falls Hydro Project.
Given the recent upsurge in crime, Hughes renewed the AFC call for Rohee to resign from his post and to hand over the mantle to someone else.
She said, “It comes down to ethics, it comes down to the fact if you’re not performing then only you to your heart should know that you’re not performing and based on your own personal integrity should be saying I can’t do better and in the interest of not letting more people suffer, let me step aside.”
Meanwhile, Rohee reiterated at his news conference on Wednesday that he has no intention of resigning. When asked if he is burdened, given his new post as General Secretary of the PPP, he said, “I have so arranged my life and I have so arranged my time to ensure that neither side is shortchanged.”