BREAKING: No-Confidence motion to be filed against Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon
The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) government intends to file a No-Confidence Motion calling for the immediate resignation of Joseph Harmon from the post of Opposition Leader.
Information reaching the News Room indicates that the motion is to be filed with the Clerk of the National Assembly by the Leader of Government business, Prime Minister (Brigadier ret’d) Mark Phillips.
The development comes one day after Harmon filed two No-Confidence Motions against the Ministers of Health and Home Affairs, Dr. Frank Anthony and Robeson Benn.
The government claims to have lost confidence in Harmon’s ability to serve as Opposition Leader on several fronts.
The government intends to call into question Harmon’s suitability for the post as Opposition Leader because he continues to “consistently and repeatedly misinform the public and the National Assembly that the APNU+AFC coalition won the 2020 General and Regional Election.”
The government believes this amounts to an undermining of democracy in the country. Additionally, the government has raised issue with Harmon “recklessly misinforming the public and National Assembly regarding the COVID 19 vaccine.”
The motion notes that his utterances have falsely cast doubt on the vaccine’s efficacy and acquisition. But moreover, the government says Harmon opportunistically used the September 2020 murder of Isaiah and Joel Henry to incite racial disharmony.
The government has already said that it stands ready to defend the performance of Dr. Anthony and Benn in a parliamentary debate although the motions will not succeed due to the government’s one seat majority in the House.
President Irfaan Ali on Wednesday dismissed the two No-Confidence motions. The Head of State said that the one-line documents lacked effort and as a consequence, lost their meaningfulness.