Jagdeo warns against ‘illegal’ reconvening of National Assembly

-tells Western missions that ‘instability’ will result if gov’t reverses acceptance of no-confidence vote

The western diplomats shortly after meeting Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo.

Warning that the reconvening of the National Assembly next Thursday for routine purposes would be illegal, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday said that his party will not be in attendance unless the sitting is held to deal specifically with elections’ preparation matters.

“Anything passed in that period, in this kind of situation… If the government were to persist with this, then that will not be recognised. We will not recognise anything that they pursue or do in the Parliament excepting those related to the conduct of the elections,” Jagdeo said shortly after briefing representatives of the major western missions on the recent passage of the no-confidence motion against the APNU+AFC government and outlining his party’s concerns.

After a six-hour debate last week Friday, the PPP/C-sponsored no-confidence motion passed following a `yes’ vote from government MP Charrandas Persaud. The passage of the motion has sent the Granger administration scampering to examine all legal options…..

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