By Fareeza Haniff
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Opposition Chief Whip, Amna Ally has accused the government of “buying time” by not setting a date for Parliament.
The Alliance For Change (AFC) was hoping to debate the No Confidence Motion against the government this month after Parliament came out of recess on October 10.
During a telephone interview with iNews today, Wednesday, October 22, Ally expressed her frustration with the constant back and forth between herself and government Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira.
Ally accused Teixeira of being “very difficult” as she has rejected several dates proposed by the Opposition for the sitting of the National Assembly.
“I am fed up with this, I am done with it. She’s [Teixeira] not coming up with a date, she’s buying time or something; I don’t know what the hell it is,” the Opposition Chief Whip told iNews.
According to Ally, she proposed October 30 as a date for the National Assembly to meet but this was rejected by Teixeira.
“I then proposed the first week of November but nothing could work for them, they don’t want to have Parliament.”
Ally said most of the discussion between herself and the government Chief Whip occurred via the telephone and they are yet to meet in person to rectify the issue.
Efforts made by iNews to contact the government Chief Whip proved futile. Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs has made it clear that Opposition cannot request a date for a sitting; instead it is up to the government to do.