Privileges Committee proceedings on Rohee stayed at behest of PPP/C, APNU – Speaker

Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman said that he deferred last Monday’s meeting of the Committee of Privileges of the National Assembly – meant to address whether embattled Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee could speak in the National Assemby – yielding to the wishes of APNU and the PPP/C with regard to the unsuitability of proceeding with the meeting.

“First of all, meetings of the Privileges Committee are in camera,” he said, an indication that he is not at liberty to reveal details of the meeting. “I convened the meeting because I believed we had received a ruling from the Chief Justice based on an opinion and I thought I would convene the meeting to ascertain what the powers of the Assembly are. I had received information  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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