Edghill barred from next four sittings of National Assembly

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Government Chief Whip Amna Ally on Tuesday moved a motion to have opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Bishop Juan Edghill suspended from the business of the National Assembly until December 15, 2017.

Ally in her motion, read “following gross disorderly conduct of the Honourable Member, Bishop Juan Edghill, I wish to refer to standing order 47(3) and move that this member be suspended from the service of the assembly for the next four sittings of this assembly which is December 15, 2017.”

Opposition parliamentarians began to protest the motion and Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo rose on a point of order to express dissatisfaction with the measures, contending that these are attempts to muzzle the Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C).

Speaker, Dr Barton Scotland put the motion to vote and it was voted with a resounding ‘yes’ from the government benches. Edghill will, therefore, be barred from partaking in the consideration of the budget estimates for the rest of the week.

The PPP MPs subsequently walked out of the House and shouted: “worse Speaker we ever had in history!”

See previous story here: https://newsroom.gy/2017/12/12/parliamentarian-arrested-outside-public-buildings/ 

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