Bulkan earns fiery baptism as new front bencher

– as bill passed to postpone local gov’t polls

APNU’s newest front bencher, Shadow Local Government Minister Ronald Bulkan received a blistering baptism in the National Assembly last evening as he gave his presentation on the Local Authorities (Elections) (Amendment) Bill 2014, which seeks to postpone local government elections to December 1st 2014, or a date before.

Bulkan was the second MP, following Minister within the Ministry of Local Government Norman Whittaker, to debate on the bill brought to the house by former minister Ganga Persaud.

During his presentation, House Speaker Raphael Trotman sought to rescue Bulkan from a level of ruckus not observed in the house for several sittings for some time, but to no avail. And despite the wave of heckling from the PPP/C benches, a resolute Bulkan marched through …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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