Gov’t actions vindicate passage of No Confidence motion – PPP
The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has said the Government’s actions over the past year has vindicated the No-Confidence Motion (NCM) brought against the Coalition government one year ago.
“The corruption, incompetence, lack of vision, discrimination, neglect of the productive sectors, mismanagement and squandermania which permeate every sector of Government over the past year, aggregate to vindicate the passage of the NCM,” the party said in a statement to mark the one year anniversary of the passage of the motion.
The motion, tabled by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo in the National Assembly on December 21, 2018 was successfully passed with support from former Alliance For Change (AFC) Member of Parliament, Charrandass Persaud.
Following the passage of the motion, there were several court cases challenging its validity until the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on June 18, 2019 ruled that the motion was validly passed.
The PPP in its statement noted that the past twelve months have allowed Guyanese and the world to witness the lengths to which this Government will travel to cling to political power. The court ruled that the power of the Government has been reduced to one which equals caretaker mode.
“Notwithstanding the fact that they are utterly illegal, they continue in office as if it is business as usual,” the opposition said.
Additionally, the PPP accused the Government of “thievery” and corruption
“This year has also showcased the Government’s tenacious attempts to deny the right of the Guyanese electorate to exercise their franchise to vote at the next elections and their aggressive agenda to compromise the electoral process,” the opposition said noting that the APNU+AFC Government should not be returned to office.
New elections to determine a new government is set for March 2, 2020.