Opposition chants force adjournment of Parliament

Speaker Raphael Trotman was this afternoon forced to adjourn today’s sitting of the National Assembly after members of the opposition refused to allow Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee to speak.

The Speaker had indicated to the House that based on legal advice he had received, President Donald Ramotar was not obliged to act on the no-confidence motion brought against the minister by the opposition.

When Rohee rose to present on the Firearms Amendment Bill, the opposition immediately began to chant loudly, “Rohee must go”.

The Speaker then left the Parliament Chamber, but when he returned, it was more of the same and he was then forced to adjourn the sitting. More later…

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