Speaker writes Commonwealth Head requesting intervention to resolve Guyana’s political crisis

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Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman. [iNews' Photo]
Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman has written to Commonwealth Secretary General (SG) Kamalesh Sharma, requesting that he send a delegation to Guyana to engage the political Opposition and government in an effort to break the current political gridlock.

In the Speaker’s letter, dated November 14, he informed the SG of President Donald Ramotar’s decision to prorogue Parliament in order to stave off the No Confidence Motion brought against the Administration by the minority Opposition – the Alliance For Change (AFC).

Following the President’s decision, he announced that the time will be used to engage the combined Opposition in ‘dialogue’; however Leader of the Opposition, David Granger has made it clear that there will be no talks with the President until he reconvenes Parliament.

In this regard, Speaker Trotman in his letter to the Commonwealth SG stated, “At present there is grid – lock as the majority of Members of the National Assembly are indicating that there will be no dialogue with the Executive unless there is revocation of the Prorogation and the resumption of sittings of the National Assembly.”

Trotman further wrote, “The Guyana Parliament, as a Member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, urges you to use your good offices, together with the entire weight of the Association, to intervene so that we could have a return to normalcy. To this end, I invite you to send a delegation to Guyana to engage all sides of this disagreement so that this unhealthy situation may be brought to a speedy and peaceful end.”

His letter was also copied to Speaker of the House of Assembly in the British Virgin Islands, Ingrid Moses – Scatliffe.

2 COMMENTS

  1. funnie how this politician have to get advise on everything he does when its against ppp but make his ruling in blink once its opposition..funy eh

  2. Mr. Trotman, we no longer want you to be the speaker of the house. I understand your end is not nice. But tell me this. Who wanted the no confidence motion??? Who wanted to bring an end to the tenth parliament??? STOP your crying and the running after unnatural affection. You seem to have no remorse for your wickedness!
    You’re asking the commonwealth to send a delegation to Guyana to engage the Government and the opposition, so that we could have a return to normalcy.
    While you’re telling the commonwealth in the same breath that the opposition don’t want to have dialogue with the Government, unless the president revoke the prorogation.Do you know how MAD/STUPID you present yourself to be?
    So now you the AFC wants the commonwealth to tell elected Government of Guyana how to do business?
    All you care about is yourself! Now you have shown your true colour. SHAME ON YOU AFC, SHAM ON YOU !

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