Gov’t meeting on No-Confidence motion caused postponement of Parliamentary session
The Government has confirmed that the No-Confidence motion submitted by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo against the APNU+AFC administration was the reason for the postponement of Friday’s sitting of the National Assembly.
Given the submission of the motion, the Government said it felt it “necessary and urgent” to convene a meeting to apprise and brief all Government Members of Parliament.”
In a statement on Friday afternoon, the Government said it requested the postponement until Monday, November 19.
“The Clerk of the National Assembly has confirmed that the sitting will be held on Monday next and all Members of Parliament have been formally notified,” the statement outlined.
However, an email sent to Opposition Members of Parliament who turned up for Friday’s sitting did not state a reason for the postponement or gave another date.
Defending its position, the Government said there is precedent, going back to 2011 and 2012 for the request for postponement.
“Under the PPP Government, four requests were made for postponement without explanation,” it claims.
The APNU+AFC administration reiterated its confidence that the motion will be defeated given its majority in the House.