Parliamentary recess likely to pause AFC’s no-confidence motion
-letter sent to APNU seeking support
After a meeting of its Management Committee and National Executive Committee, the AFC is awaiting a response from APNU on whether the coalition will support the party’s no-confidence motion against the government but it appears that the impending parliamentary recess has paused the action for now.
Though party members have not said so, from all indications it seems that the motion may not be laid in the National Assembly prior to the recess which begins on August 10. The Standing Orders require 48 hours’ notice for a motion to be placed on the Parliamentary agenda.
Stabroek News was told that the AFC is yet to send a copy of the motion to Clerk of the National Assembly Sherlock Isaacs. AFC executive member and treasurer Dominic Gaskin said yesterday that the party is not concerned with “grandstanding” and is looking for full support of the no-confidence motion once it is tabled and as a result, reaching out to APNU is necessary.