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Opposition describes Attorney General’s move to the Court as frivolous – 28th Nov 2012

The Opposition, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), has described as frivolous, the latest move to the court by the Attorney General and the APNU’s point person on legal affairs, PNC Chairman, Basil Williams, believes, its time the Chief Justice put an end to the moves by the Attorney General.

The Attorney General has moved to the court asking the court to reverse and/or quash a number of recent decisions by the Speaker of the National Assembly, with regard to the move by the opposition to gag the Minister of Home Affairs, Clement Rohee. This is not the first time that the Attorney General has moved to the courts to get the court to intervene in decisions made in the National Assembly. Basil Williams today said, there may be a move by the Administration to stymie the work of the Assembly which has an opposition majority.

It was one year ago today, that Guyanese went to the polls and voted. While the PPP won the Presidency by having the most votes as a single party, the combined opposition won control of the Parliament picking  up the majority of seats.

The opposition parties APNU and AFC have been using that majority to challenge the Government on several issues.

The majority was used to pass a no confidence motion in the Home Affairs Minister back in July. The opposition parties say while they do not have the power to remove him from cabinet or office, they will not recognize him in the National Assembly which has no confidence in him. The PPP has said the Opposition’s reasoning is flawed and its moves are not in keeping with the law.

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