AFC files confidence motion

The AFC yesterday formally submitted its motion of no-confidence against the government to the Clerk of the National Assembly Sherlock Isaacs and it is expected to come up in the October session.

Party Vice-Chairman and Member of Parliament (MP) Moses Nagamootoo signed the motion, which was seconded by Executive and MP Cathy Hughes, before the party’s General Secretary David Patterson and Treasurer Dominic Gaskin submitted it to the Clerk’s office by 2:30pm.

Gaskin told Stabroek News that after the brief conversation between the party and APNU on Wednesday, it was decided that there was no further hold ups. He added that it was decided by the AFC on the previous day that the motion would be submitted yesterday. He said that it was always the intention of the party to have the motion submitted prior to the parliamentary recess, which is set to commence on August 10th.

Asked by Stabroek News what the AFC’s intention moving forward was, Gaskin replied that it was now up the Clerk and the Speaker of the House Raphael Trotman to make a decision.

As it stands, the party does not anticipate that the motion would be formally dealt with prior to the recess. Barring an unscheduled sitting that is technically still possible, the motion will not be tabled until October when the recess ends.

Gaskin said that the AFC had not yet decided on a course of action moving forward, however the party “will have to gear up, we will have to …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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