APNU, AFC still to set meet on no-confidence motion
Although both parliamentary opposition groups have reached consensus on support for a proposed no-confidence motion, the two are yet to officially meet to discuss the way forward.
The AFC has also not submitted the motion to the Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs. Speaking to Stabroek News yesterday, Isaacs said that the AFC has not been in contact with him to signal its intention of submitting a motion as yet and he has not formally received anything. Should an emergency sitting of the National Assembly be called, the opposition majority could move to suspend the Standing Orders to allow for the motion to be proceeded with at the sitting without prior notice.
Isaacs noted that the no-confidence motion would be a private member’s motion and as a result a 12-day period is generally required for submission to the Clerk. He said that he would review the motion, make his comments and send it to be reviewed to the Speaker of the House, Raphael Trotman, and the decision would be made on whether to …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.